Discover America (studio album) by Van Dyke Parks

Discover America by Van Dyke Parks
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 10,266th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 34 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (148th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,505th)
Award Best albums of all time (10,266th)

Van Dyke Parks bestography

Discover America is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Van Dyke Parks on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Dyke Parks is Song Cycle which is ranked number 2521 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 626.

Van Dyke Parks album bestography « Higher ranked (2,521st) This album (10,266th) Lower ranked (13,037th) »
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Discover America track list

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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 34 votes)
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12/31/2023 03:09 BorderFreeAndrew  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10,00676/100
 
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05/15/2023 19:20 replacementlevel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7,15170/100
 
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03/22/2023 22:24 Igtonumama  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,87560/100
 
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01/04/2023 15:40 NickHewitt  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 80273/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.7/100, a mean average of 70.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.1.

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From 02/12/2018 17:29
L'America che Van Dyke Parks invitava a scoprire nel titolo di questo stupendo album era in realtà da riscoprire: era l'America degli anni trenta e quaranta del Novecento, il cinema, i cantanti di colore, le bands di jazz, la musica delle Antille, i Four Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby, Bela Lugosi, in un viaggio andata e ritorno tra Hollywood e Trinidad come simboleggiato dai due autobus della copertina.
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From 01/25/2016 12:27
This guy had such potential. Should be great but it's very self indulgent.
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