The Carnival (studio album) by Wyclef Jean

The Carnival by Wyclef Jean
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 5,602nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 52 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,002nd)
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NEW LP Wyclef Jean - Carnival III The Fall & Rise of a Refugee VINYL record
Condition: New
Time left: 1h 12m 50s
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The Carnival by Wyclef Jean (CD, Jun-1997, Columbia )
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 6h 25m 38s
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SEALED NEW LP Wyclef Jean - Carnival III: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee
Condition: New
Time left: 8h 58m 24s
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The Carnival is ranked as the best album by Wyclef Jean.

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The Carnival track list

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74/100 (from 52 votes)
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From 05/01/2016 02:00
Other than a few tracks here and there on his other albums, this is the only Wyclef Jean solo work that is worth listening to. Please trust me; I went through a Wyclef Jean phase in high school while others were having their pop punk phases, and I listened to most of his discography. It has not aged well AT ALL, with this exception. It's one of the albums that got me into hip-hop, my favorite genre. Admittedly the interludes can be corny, and you can tell Jean is throwing a lot of ideas at the wall to see if something sticks. In contrast to all his other albums, almost everything here does stick! The Kreyol tracks are particular standouts and Gone Till November is a classic.

It's a shame that this is not his top-ranked album on BEA (Volume 2 sucks), and that is not even in the top 100 for 1997. I'll try to help rectify this when I make a 90s chart.
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From 01/17/2016 18:37
The justice system mocking in this is great. Commentary on violence powerful. The range of style and musical ideas blow my mind. Have yet to find a better hip-hop/rap album.
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From 03/22/2015 18:36
I like Gone Till November and Sang Fezi the most here. Great album!
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