The Clown (album) by Charles Mingus

The Clown
The Clown by Charles Mingus (1957)
Overall rank: 3,576th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 89 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1957 (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (75th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,576th)
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Charles Mingus The Clown Cassette Tape 1984 WB Atlantic 20 Jazz Lore Very Rare!
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Charles Mingus bestography

The Clown is ranked 8th best out of 48 albums by Charles Mingus on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Charles Mingus is The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady which is ranked number 135 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,261.

Charles Mingus album bestography « Higher ranked (3,394th) This album (3,576th) Lower ranked (5,768th) »
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79/100 (from 89 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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From xhitmanx 08/15/2019 15:21
Really good album, one of Mingus' better ones. Haitian Fight Song is the best song on the album.
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From stangetzaway 09/27/2016 07:25
Solid Mingus set with the highlight being the bizarre and ultimately depressing narrated title track. A cynical look into the underbelly of late 50's society or a bitter metaphor for his own experience?
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