Zombie (studio album) by Fela Kuti & Africa 70

Zombie
Zombie by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 1,005th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 228 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1977 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (220th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,005th)

Fela Kuti & Africa 70 bestography

Zombie is ranked as the best album by Fela Kuti & Africa 70.

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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: 
81/100 (from 228 votes)
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5 days ago djnizzi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,88080/100
 
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05/07/2021 16:10 joewooley24  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,25080/100
 
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05/07/2021 01:59 Sony1980  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 17575/100
 
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05/04/2021 18:59 byuzak  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,39379/100
 
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05/02/2021 07:45 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,85367/100

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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 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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90/100
From 07/27/2019 18:02
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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 03/01/2018 17:17
Well crafted grooves showcasing jazz and afrobeat.
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85/100
From 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 01/27/2015 15:48
Intense music.
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From 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 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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90/100
From 09/25/2012 20:46
Iconic and a great way to start exploring modern music from the Continent.
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