Buena Vista Social Club (studio album) by Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club by Buena Vista Social Club
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 694th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 391 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1997 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (127th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (694th)
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Buena Vista Social Club is ranked as the best album by Buena Vista Social Club.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 391 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 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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70/100
From 07/11/2020 03:50
This album is totally outside my wheelhouse, but I enjoyed it quite a bit anyway. It does start to sound the same after a while, I can usually only listen to 3 or 4 songs from this at a time.
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90/100
From 06/09/2020 14:43
One of the most important albums in history. A wonderful stepping stone into this style of music.
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85/100
From 02/03/2020 04:04
So cool.
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From 07/20/2019 02:00
Favorite Tracks:Pueblo Nuevo, Buena Vista Social Club, La Bayamesa
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85/100
From 01/31/2019 09:22
Timeless album. Chan Chan is the really stand-out song. Takes you anywhere you want, at least somewhere the sun is shining!
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From 09/28/2018 02:39
A lovely reconstruction of pre-revolution club music but nothing really standout among the tracks.
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80/100
From 06/04/2018 03:26
Probably 7th listen now, and while I didn't fall in love instantly, this grew on me, and I just wanted to take a 50 chevy, smoke a cigar and chill on the beach and listen to this through a really old radio. Well, actually really good headphones, but that sounded fitting.

Swagger and swing like no other. Great music and great concept to revive 1940s Cuban music. Want to watch the film now.
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From 03/18/2018 09:14
Breezy, transporting and full of life and love
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85/100
From 02/18/2018 19:47
Che soddisfazione sentire, all'epoca, il nome di Ry Cooder sulla bocca di tutti, insieme a quelli di Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, Ruben Gonzalez… Disco perfetto; la dimostrazione, inoltre, che la qualità si può vendere a palate, pur in controtendenza con le mode…
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95/100
From 05/31/2016 23:12
This album is an essential for me. This is definitely the kind of album that takes me somewhere, maybe a small Havana cafe or a little stand that sells guava ice cream.
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