AOTY 2018

Astral Weeks

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 131 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."

aronmace
NR
One time I listened to this album and forgot that this wasn't Brown Eyed Girl 8 times in a row
SoundAura
100
This is an album of unmatched craftsmanship and dedication to that craft in almost all of music. It’s so soft, yet so effective in delivering its message and leaves you thinking long after the closing track. Astral Weeks combines the beautifully unique vocals and lyrics of Van Morrison with the blues-inspired talent of the instrumental in such a mesmerizing way that one play through is simply not enough to take it all in. This may sound cliche, but Astral Weeks isn’t simply one of ... read more
lucacdornelles
81
RANKING THE SONGS:
8. Slim Slow Slider
7. Cyprus Avenue
6. Sweet Thing
5. Astral Weeks
4. Madame George
3. Beside You
2. Ballerina
1. Young Lovers Do
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]
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Track List

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue
  5. The Way Young Lovers Do
  6. Madame George
  7. Ballerina
  8. Slim Slow Slider
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Added on: February 8, 2013