Jazz In Silhouette (studio album) by Sun Ra And His Arkestra

Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 2,392nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 93 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1959 (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (60th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,392nd)
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 93 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 79.9/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 07/10/2020 17:38
He claimed to be from Saturn. I’m not sure that’s far enough out.
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From 12/30/2018 14:44
Great album! Marvelous compositions that were cutting edge for the time but still not full blown avant garde. Some very nice trumpet work too.
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85/100
From 12/27/2017 19:24
This album is a masterclass on being able to balance laid back yet effective cool jazz/bop sounds with out of this world experimental jazz. Some mesmerizing moments on here, but some 'less is more' memorable hooks as well.

What a brilliantly layered record.
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From 06/08/2016 14:10
Absolutely brilliant, one of my favourite jazz albums. Could listen to on repeat and not get bored.
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