American IV: The Man Comes Around (studio album) by Johnny Cash

American IV: The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 711th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 462 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2002 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (115th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (711th)
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Johnny Cash bestography

American IV: The Man Comes Around is ranked 2nd best out of 114 albums by Johnny Cash on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Johnny Cash is At Folsom Prison which is ranked number 304 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,367.

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At Folsom PrisonAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundJohnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 462 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.2.

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90/100
From 12/29/2020 05:02
Pretty well amazing. A genius confronting his mortality head on, through the American songbook. Worth hearing.
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From 10/31/2020 13:11
A powerful track list here and an influential album in a rather sad way given the shlew of records of artists confronting death that were to come, Blackstar looking at you.
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From 05/10/2020 08:41
Of course Hurt is fantastic, but versions of When the Man Comes Around, I Hung My Head, Personal Jesus and In My Life remain beautifully fragile and moving too.
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From 07/05/2019 14:15
Really good album.

Favorites: Hurt, Bridge Over Troubled Water, I Hung My Head, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Personal Jesus, Sam Hall, Desperado
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From 04/19/2019 05:55
I love this album to death but I rarely listen to it because whenever I do it just ruins my day. This album is the definition of a swansong.
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From 12/23/2018 05:05
Well what a song to end your career with. We Will miss you, Johnny Cash.
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From 05/17/2018 21:10
Cash's goodbye to the world. It's a harrowing, sad, and reflective. I will never not be emotional listening to this great album
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From 03/04/2017 15:41
A brilliant covers album. I prefer Cash's versions of Hurt and Personal Jesus to the originals, and his takes on The Man Comes Around, I Hung My Head and Streets of Late so are all great.
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From 05/29/2016 19:17
He really does a good job covering these great songs, but I actually prefer Trent Razor's Hurt version (the original one).
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From 02/14/2016 14:39
A very solid collection of songs.
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