Zombie (album) by Fela Kuti & Africa 70

Zombie
Zombie by Fela Kuti & Africa 70 (1976)
Overall rank: 986th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 196 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (221st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (986th)

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 196 votes)
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3 days ago Lamplighter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 42967/100
 
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01/14/2020 23:02 willmaatealrii  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,22663/100
 
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01/02/2020 23:46 Stover75  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,01784/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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90/100
From Street21221 07/27/2019 18:02
Favorite Tracks:Zombie
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From 10/20/2018 22:21
An incredible record for political as well as musical reasons. These two tracks are incredible, powerful grooves that will no doubt hold the power to make people dance in thousands of years time. The genesis of the afrobeat genre and, in my opinion, one of the most important records of the 20th century.
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From titansaurs28 03/01/2018 17:17
Well crafted grooves showcasing jazz and afrobeat.
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85/100
From planetneutral 01/14/2018 05:35
Two engaging and immersive tracks. A deeply political album you can safely play at (almost) any party.
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From 09/11/2016 21:27
Easily one of the best of the 70s; extremely important for political reasons as well as musical. Two pioneering (and very catchy) tracks from the man who birthed the "afrobeat" genre.
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From setalpgninnpseki 01/27/2015 15:48
Intense music.
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From andyw110183 10/07/2014 10:24
THE one afrobeat album everyone should own!
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From 03/19/2014 01:14
Fantastic album!

Definitely dance-able

Thanks lethal!
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90/100
From 19loveless91 08/16/2013 18:10
I. Can't. Stop. Moving. ...

This is so short though, I need it to go on forever and ever. And ever.
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From Freddie55 09/25/2012 20:46
Iconic and a great way to start exploring modern music from the Continent.
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