Calypso (studio album) by Harry Belafonte

Calypso by Harry Belafonte
Year: 1956
Overall rank: 2,996th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 69 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1956 (15th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (86th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,996th)
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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 69 votes)
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07/28/2022 07:50 MadhattanJack  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,17168/100
 
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05/19/2022 06:01 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 14,08974/100
 
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02/20/2022 04:06 Gendjar  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,40855/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.4/100, a mean average of 70.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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70/100
From 02/03/2021 17:00
Anyone interested in diving into Calypso should probably check out this album, but don't forget to check out the Trinidadian Calypso from this era as well. Prior to Trinidad & Tobago's independence from the UK, a lot of Calypsonians used their music to talk about the systemic oppression of Trinidadian people by the British. Belafonte's music hits a bit of a lighter note more palatable for American ears at the time. All still wonderful music though.
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65/100
From 09/23/2020 20:41
'Day-O' and 'Jamaica Farewell' are some favourites. Certainly an improvement from his previous effort on 'Belafonte'. A good album overall.
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From 08/14/2019 02:07
This is fun, but not as strong as his previous album, Belafonte.
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80/100
From 09/11/2016 21:55
not exactly my style but i thoroughly enjoyed it
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From 02/12/2016 04:12
Fun.
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