Curtis (studio album) by Curtis Mayfield

Curtis by Curtis Mayfield
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 749th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 336 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1970 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (172nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (749th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Curtis Mayfield Gospel Audio CD
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 3m 25s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
Evelyn King Blues & Soul Issue 365 1982 Leroy Hutson Sylvester Curtis Mayfield
Condition: Good
Time left: 24m 34s
Ships to: Worldwide
£12.50
Go to store

eBay
eBay
Curtis Mayfield Just A Little Bit Of Love UK CD single (CD5 / 5") promo
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1h 1m 56s
Ships to: Worldwide
£23.25
Go to store

  My favourite store:  

Curtis Mayfield bestography

Curtis is ranked 2nd best out of 23 albums by Curtis Mayfield on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Curtis Mayfield is Superfly which is ranked number 541 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,540.

Curtis Mayfield album bestography « Higher ranked (541st) This album (749th) Lower ranked (5,762nd) »
SuperflyCurtisRoots

Upcoming concerts

Sep
10
Fri
20:00
Black Jacket Symphony presents The BEATLES "White Album"
Lexington Opera House, Lexington, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Aug
29
Sun
19:00
Luke Bryan: Proud To Be Right Here 2021
Brandon Amphitheater, Brandon, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Aug
04
Wed
19:30
New Kids On the Block
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Curtis on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Curtis track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Curtis rankings

Curtis collection

Curtis ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 336 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 336 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
85/100
 Report rating
07/18/2021 20:41 sebfox  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,15078/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
06/21/2021 10:40 NHGRANITE  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,31571/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
06/16/2021 00:49 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10,14174/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
06/12/2021 19:16 buntonc  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 66379/100
 
95/100
 Report rating
06/03/2021 10:49 videoheadcleaner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,39783/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Curtis comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 12 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
95/100
From 01/25/2021 17:14
Great album! My only problem with this album is that the mood itself doesn't really change except for Move On Up.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 12/22/2020 05:24
While not every song moves me, the combination of groove and gravitas is compelling and transportational.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 02/28/2020 14:28
Extraordinarily well produced for an album from 1970. I don't know whether to group this with the feel-good pre-disco of Marvin Gaye, or the hard funk of Sly and Funkadelic. But since it is before both, I'll just say: this shit is good.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 07/04/2019 16:34
Incredible reporting on the world as seen from one black man's perspective, that transcended and opened the eyes of many in thw white establishment. A Peerless album - one of the best of all time.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 07/10/2016 13:05
The debut solo album from Mayfield continuing his social commentary on black America that he started with the Impressions. The sound is funkier than that of The Impressions but the song titles say it all - If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go, Miss Black America & We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue. The best track however is Move On Up an edited version of which was a big hit in the U.K.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 06/25/2016 17:36
Another quality Curtis Mayfield record. Great songs as always, especially, if there's a hell below, miss black America, and off course, move on up. Still thrilling after all these years.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 09/10/2014 20:05
Extremely funky.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 02/28/2014 00:12
There is not much I can say that lethalnezzle has not already mentioned. This is a beautiful album that works on so many different levels.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 02/28/2013 00:07
A work of utter genius. This album always seemed to me to be an extremely determined Curtis attempting to prove to the world that he was more than just a great pop songwriter (which he certainly was, and The Impressions are probably my favourite singles band of all-time), but also a Curtis overcome by both anger at the way society worked, and total and irrefutable faith in humanity to do right in the end. Honestly, this album is just perfect from start to finish, filled to the brim with stunning and sincere lyrics and even more impressive musicianship and composing. My favourite soul album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +7 votes (7 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 12/26/2012 18:11
very strong statement
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Curtis

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
16. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
19. Abraxas by Santana
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
Back to Top