The United States Of America (studio album) by The United States Of America

The United States Of America
The United States Of America by The United States Of America
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 842nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 291 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (88th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (842nd)
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77/100 (from 291 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.0.

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From 02/08/2021 13:58
monotone nothingness
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90/100
From 07/10/2020 08:41
Fantastic psychedelic album which was years ahead of its time when first released. Beautiful dreamy female vocals compliment a plethora of instruments and sound effects. The recording quality on the vinyl re-release which I have just purchased is excellent. Cloud Song could become one of my all time favourite psychedelic tracks. Such a diverse and creative album as this will sit in a very high position in my record collection.
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95/100
From 01/10/2020 00:16
This album is what Jefferson Airplane would sound like if Alice would've gone down the rabbit hole while having a LSD-infused psychosis. The sound of the album is amazing, especially when you realise it was crafted in 1968 and basically the only electronic instrument available at the time was a Moog synthesizer. The opening track begins with a piece of "music" that consists of five different layers, which afterwards merge in a sort of siren, over which singer Dorothy Moskowitz sings a haunting, childish song, that sounds more like a lament. From there on, the album takes you on a trip through all kinds of music, from tunes inspired by dixie land jazz to straight psychedelic tripping sounds to choirs of medieval monks. Strongly recommended for everyone who loves '60s psychedelica.

Key tracks:
- The American Metaphysical Circus
- Hard Coming Love
- The Garden of Earthly Delights
- I Won't Leave My Wooden Wife for You, Sugar
- Where Is Yesterday
- Coming Down
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From 07/30/2018 05:35
I havent even listened to the album and I'm already excited. These are some glowing reviews!
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95/100
From 04/13/2018 03:08
They put the psych in psychotic rock... In the best way possible...
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100/100
From 07/14/2017 15:10
great music great album very psychedelic and very original at the same time. just a cool gem of a record. consistently solid from start to finish
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From 05/25/2017 15:29
Woah... this album is crazy.
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From 01/02/2017 05:27
Una obra maestra. Sin importar su temática, este álbum califica para ser colocado entre los más grandes de todos los tiempos.
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From 07/05/2016 00:48
Beautifully constructed album. As far as the cohesiveness of it as a whole, it may be the best. It's really weird for an album as deep and complex as this one can also have great hooks. Love it!
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From 02/27/2016 22:11
I remember seeing or reading about this album on this site years ago, back when I used to frequent this site, and whoever recommended it, major thanks! It's a fantastic overlooked gem from the 60's. The songs are weird and psychedelic but they are also melodic and catchy. This stuff is right up my alley and this album has staying power. Highly recommended.
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