Pithecanthropus Erectus (studio album) by Charles Mingus

Pithecanthropus Erectus by Charles Mingus
Year: 1956
Overall rank: 1,025th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 236 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1956 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (21st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,025th)
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Charles Mingus bestography

Pithecanthropus Erectus is ranked 3rd best out of 50 albums by Charles Mingus on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Charles Mingus is The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady which is ranked number 100 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,121.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 11/11/2021 17:09
This is really the Mingus chaos record, which works for some but not everyone. I like it, though.
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From 10/22/2020 09:46
Better than Clown. Some interesting stuff on here. Sometimes sounds all over the place which can be either amazing or off-putting.
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From 02/18/2020 15:01
Um passo além do bibop!!
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From 11/16/2019 16:07
I like how varied and wild this thing is, it's like no other jazz record of the time. Impressive experimentation in a genre that at the time I think wasn't very fond to it.
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From 01/29/2016 00:49
Pushing the boundaries and I like it. Jazz isn't really my thing, but I like how they did things different in this... blowing whistles and the such.
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