Howlin' Wolf (studio album) by Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
Year: 1962
Overall rank: 1,510th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 194 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1962 (3rd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (154th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,510th)
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Howlin' Wolf bestography

Howlin' Wolf is ranked 2nd best out of 21 albums by Howlin' Wolf on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Howlin' Wolf is Moanin' In The Moonlight which is ranked number 766 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,420.

Howlin' Wolf album bestography « Higher ranked (766th) This album (1,510th) Lower ranked (7,624th) »
Moanin' In The MoonlightHowlin' WolfThe London Howlin' Wolf Sessions

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 194 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 80.1/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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70/100
From 07/16/2022 13:58
There are some great songs on here but on the whole it isn't anything that special even though it is a very enjoyable listen. Howlin' Wolf's voice is what steals the show for me. It is so bluesy and full of grit and it really does sound like he is howling the words at us. This makes it the perfect record for a little late night listen with the curtains drawn and the moon shining down on you as Howlin' Wolf guides you through these songs. The piano is also very strong on this record and gives probably the best instrumental performance on the whole release. It is followed closely by the guitar which suits the style they are going for perfectly. However, there are quite a few filler and unnecessary tracks on this release. That makes this very short album feel like it drags as you wait for the boring songs to end so you can go back to the superior ones. It is also quite plain with its instrumentation and I think they could experiment a little more with their sound. Overall, this is an album that if you are in the right environment then it is extremely effective but if your not then it is quite boring.
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90/100
From 03/25/2022 15:27
You cant go wrong way with the Wolf. A classic blues LP in every respect. Listen to it!
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From 11/20/2020 11:39
Bíblia do chicago blues... Padrinho do rock!
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From 11/12/2020 11:49
The only thing that sets his debut apart from this one is that he wrote all the tracks on his first album, while Willie Dixon wrote most of the tracks on this one. Other than that, this is still some straight undeniable blues classics.
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From 10/03/2020 23:37
69/100

Best tracks: You'll Be Mine, Little Baby, Down In the Bottom
Worst tracks: Wang Dang Doodle
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From 12/06/2018 07:36
Runaway winner for album of the year for 1962
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From 03/29/2015 20:55
I remember listening to this album late at night with a friend. Howlin' was howlin' at us. He was telling it like it is. That is a fond memory that I will never forget. Good times, good times!!
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From 02/09/2015 03:52
You know, all things considered, this does come from 1962, and Howlin' Wolf doesn't write most of the songs...he's still a good performer, but this isn't deserving of legendary status by any means.
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Best Albums of 1962
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2. Waltz For Debby by Bill Evans Trio
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