Big Star United States

The best album credited to Big Star is #1 Record which is ranked number 414 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 6,552.

Big Star is ranked number 193 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 16,476.

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Big Star best albums

The following albums by Big Star are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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88
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Total albums: 15. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for Big Star.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Big Star best tracks

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Rating: 91 (165 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album #1 Record)
2.
Rating: 89 (137 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album #1 Record)
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Rating: 89 (103 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Radio City)
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Rating: 87 (79 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Radio City)
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Rating: 87 (84 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album 3rd)
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Rating: 86 (73 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album 3rd)
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Rating: 86 (74 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album 3rd)
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Rating: 85 (102 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album #1 Record)
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Rating: 85 (114 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album #1 Record)
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Rating: 85 (64 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album 3rd)
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Rating: 85 (114 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album #1 Record)
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Rating: 84 (93 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album #1 Record)
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Rating: 84 (66 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Radio City)
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Rating: 84 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Radio City)
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Rating: 84 (68 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Radio City)
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Rating: 84 (96 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album #1 Record)
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Rating: 83 (92 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (63 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Radio City)
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Rating: 83 (62 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album 3rd)

Big Star ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 63 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 84.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 85.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 11.7.

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Big Star comments

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From DaVGManiac 07/02/2018 14:59
It took me quite a while, but I can finally say that this is the most underrated band in rock music history. All 3 records are equally great, and it's a shame that they didn't have more commercial success. Look on the bright side, though! At least their discography remained flawless, not counting the forgotten 2005 album.
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From Brandon8 06/14/2018 18:10
Great melodic tunes that surprisingly slipped through the cracks commercially speaking.
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From flamingyesdept 06/11/2016 21:34
How they created so much incredible music over just 3 albums and 3 years is just astonishing
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From junodog4 01/22/2015 03:59
I think Big Star gets the fair amount of plaudits here... An underrated gem from the 70s, pulling out riffs and hooks from thin air.
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From babyBlueSedan 02/10/2014 04:16
This site rates a lot of artists fairly that other lists seem to underrate. It's a shame then that Big Star isn't more well-respected here. I can't believe none of their albums are in the top 500 - these guys didn't change music, but they were a huge influence of a lot of underground artists. Everything these guys did was gold.

Also, if you enjoy music documentaries, I highly recommend Nothing Can Hurt Me. It paints a great picture of Big Star's failed attempts to reach a larger audience.
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 15:39
Formed in 1971 by ex- Box Tops Chilton and Bell, Big Star were a truly groundbreaking band who had a significant impact on the course of rock music but achieved no real commercial success. They were the first band to bring together the innovation of the Beatles, the aggression of the Who and merge them with the close harmony sound typified by the Byrds. In the early seventies few bands tried to take the best of pop or light rock forward, most groups taking the ‘heavy’ option. Big Star were one of the few (Badfinger being another example) who tried and succeeded artistically but failed commercially.

Tension in the band, possibly caused by lack of any significant success, led to Bell leaving in 1972 (he was to be killed a car crash in 1978) and the band broke up only to reform in 1974 and released another decent record in Radio City which again failed to score commercially.
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