The New Sound (studio album) by Les Paul

The New Sound by Les Paul
Year: 1950
Overall rank: 6,086th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 31 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1950 (6th)
Award Top albums of the 1950s (169th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,086th)
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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 31 votes)
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05/16/2022 15:41 Jboy56  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,02580/100
 
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05/11/2021 01:35 GBarrera79  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 30290/100
 
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02/15/2021 08:14 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,67166/100
 
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12/17/2020 15:04 ejiniestac  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 25565/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.0/100, a mean average of 71.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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80/100
From 05/16/2022 15:42
I bet these sounds amazed many in 1950. Most of the tricks are repeated so often that they lose their punch. But surely nobody could fail with these songs. Mr Paul is the first guitar genius, probably.
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From 01/23/2016 19:29
Really impressed with the playing. Not my favorite album, but I'd listen to it again.
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From 06/29/2012 00:43
Just not my thing. Talented though.
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