Gris-Gris (studio album) by Dr. John

Gris-Gris by Dr. John
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 1,320th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 195 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1968 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (135th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,320th)

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Gris-Gris is ranked as the best album by Dr. John.

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77/100 (from 195 votes)
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09/19/2021 21:19 Fevernova  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 68183/100
 
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08/25/2021 12:10 Liedzeit  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,52573/100
 
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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 76.9/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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40/100
From 02/08/2021 13:59
highly rated but not by me
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65/100
From 01/10/2021 17:33
Its influence is undeniable, but there are multiple sections of this album that feel like full-on bad trip fodder.
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45/100
From 07/19/2020 03:35
I really wish I liked this more. The vibe is great, it feels haunted and spooky, but like a lot of psychedelic music it feels pretty aimless.
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90/100
From 06/18/2020 21:28
Interesting piece of art. First I expect something like Captain Beefheart but I was not disappointed it is a good Album i would say it is one step with Trout Mask Replica. You can really hear the voodoo influence it is inspired by jazz and psychedelic rock. I like it because the melodie are good and the voice of Dr John is outstanding.
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From 01/12/2020 13:49
Real voodoo vibe.
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90/100
From 05/31/2017 16:39
Brilliant voodoo blues. A superb record; atmospheric and gritty it's a perfect late night, lights out record. Brilliant.
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90/100
From 02/07/2016 16:29
This is a real voodoo album. At the time Rebennack really believed in that stuff.
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85/100
From 03/07/2015 19:07
I think "Dr. Dre" learned a lot from "Dr. John"!
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70/100
From 02/10/2015 02:46
So trippy.
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From 01/08/2015 07:08
Cool album! What does this remind me of?
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