We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (studio album) by Max Roach

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite by Max Roach
Year: 1960
Overall rank: 2,335th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 105 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 1960s (216th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,335th)
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76/100 (from 105 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 76.2/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.

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65/100
From 07/20/2022 09:45
An interesting and unique listen that shocked me quite a lot when I first heard it. They start with the best song on the record with Driva'man which has fantastic performances both vocally and instrumentally. The rest of the record then follows suit but it isn't as strong as the opening track. I do love the percussion solo on All Africa very much. The vocals are also extremely haunting and add an edge to the music that makes it stand out against other jazz records. However, the music can be a little slow and repetitive at times. The performances are a little weak in a few areas and it is quite easy to switch off whilst listening to this album. Overall, a unique and interesting listen but not one that I am dragged back to very often.
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From 04/07/2022 23:21
Magnificent,why i didnt heard this masterpiece before
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From 04/06/2022 16:43
Ahead of its time, perhaps. Difficult and thought provoking.
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From 01/15/2021 01:34
This album is so wonderful, oh my god. I had no idea who Max Roach was (even liking jazz since my childhood), and I finished this album totally impressed. It is so fast-paced yet so meticulous, so angry yet so sensible. My favorite track is "Freedom Day", with the amazing Abbey Lincoln. Recommend!
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80/100
From 10/18/2020 23:48
82/100

Best track: Triptych
Worst track: Tears for Johannesburg (still 7/10!)

A really really beautiful but haunting album. Those vocals!!! I feel the pain through the music and it hits a spot that few albums can hit.
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From 03/16/2016 22:51
A very interesting record. Challenging and angry not for all tastes.
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From 07/15/2015 00:28
This album, man..
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