Astral Weeks

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 123 ratings
1968 Ratings: #5
November 1, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Lewis Merenstein / Producer
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Astral Weeks is a justified entry in pop music's pantheon. It is unlike any record before or since; it mixes together the very best of postwar popular music in an emotional outpouring cast in delicate, subtle musical structures.

100
Rolling Stone

Soft, reflective, hypnotic, haunted by the ghosts of old blues singers and ancient Celts and performed by a group of extraordinary jazz musicians, it sounds like the work of a singer and songwriter who is, as Morrison sings in the title track, "nothing but a stranger in this world."

Sep 14, 2018
100
1: “Astral Weeks”
1.00
2: “Beside You”
0.96
3: “Sweet Thing”
1.00
4: “Cyprus Avenue”
0.98
5: “The Way Young Lovers Do”
0.88
6: “Madame George”
1.00
7: “Ballerina”
0.90
8: “Slim Slow Slider”
0.84

Avg: 95+5(Preference)= [100/100]
Aug 27, 2018
aronmace
NR
One time I listened to this album and forgot that this wasn't Brown Eyed Girl 8 times in a row
Jul 7, 2018
98
98/100
Apr 27, 2018
davecoop18
89
Sweet Thing is quite possibly the best song ever written.
Mar 1, 2018
zaxapitsa
97
Abstract folk, it´s almost sorcery.
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Added on: February 8, 2013