If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (studio album) by The Mamas And The Papas

If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 1,139th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 299 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1966 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (119th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,139th)
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 299 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.4.

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85/100
From 01/06/2022 10:46
Fantástico debut de The Mamas And The Papas, con un cancionero de calidad similar a la de cualquier recopilación, Monday Monday y California Dreaming, entre otras, son clásicos imperecederos.
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70/100
From 01/31/2021 17:08
the unmistakable sound.
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65/100
From 01/30/2021 21:29
California Dreamin' is the absolute star of the album, it's impossible for the rest to catch up.
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75/100
From 10/13/2020 03:24
73/100

Best tracks: Monday Monday, Got a Feelin, California Dreamin
Worst tracks: Do You Wanna Dance, Somebody Groovy, Hey Girl, You Baby
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60/100
From 12/04/2019 16:45
This is a solid album featuring great vocals. The harmonies on the first half of the album are as good as they can get. The voices combine perfectly on every song. After "California Dreamin'" everything goes downhill. There isn't anything worth listening to on the latter half of the album. Most of the songs are basic but at least the songs at the start of the album have some nice harmonies.
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95/100
From 01/12/2019 10:58
Marcou a geração flowers power!
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From 10/14/2018 13:17
Really lovely album. You can really see the shifting trends in pop music at the time through this record as rich voices are interspersed with touches of psychedelia and slightly more offbeat instrumentation.
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From 12/03/2016 07:29
Underrated. A monument of an album. One of the multiple apotheosis of the 60's rock.
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From 10/18/2016 22:00
Classic soundtrack for the summer of love.

A little uneven as far as songwriting goes but the performances are great.
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From 07/23/2016 08:29
Fell in love with this one recently. Beautiful and relentlessly pleasant sunshine/psychedelic/chamber pop. It's a hoot
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