Funky Kingston (studio album) by Toots & The Maytals

Funky Kingston by Toots & The Maytals
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 2,844th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 157 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (58th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (520th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,844th)
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Funky Kingston is ranked as the best album by Toots & The Maytals.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 157 votes)
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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 79.8/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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85/100
From 05/15/2023 15:17
This funky and smoky, Burning mama...
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From 09/16/2022 23:32
Ok but might as well have the 75 version... Or both.. I like them both...

anyway, A
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From 08/31/2021 18:18
Viagem sonora a ilha da Jamaica!
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90/100
From 01/09/2021 04:05
The 1975 US release, essentially a two-album compilation, includes one of my all-time favorite singles in Pressure Drop and is pretty much everything I'd want in a classic reggae album.
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From 11/06/2020 22:06
Toots and the Maytals are often regarded as the quintessential roots reggae band, and one of Bob Marley's key influences. I love them, but I did have a bit of a challenge deciding which of their albums to rank highest, especially since there are multiple versions of Funky Kingston that are quite different from one another. My first and only purchase of a Toots album was a compilation that included tracks from both Funky Kingston and In the Dark. In the end, I decided to give the nod to Funky Kingston, as it's the one that most fully captures the fun and soul of Toots Hibbert's vocals and songwriting. Even if you're referring to the original 1972 album under the Funky Kingston name, every song here is a gem.
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80/100
From 08/06/2017 08:27
Good stuff, though a bit of a manufactured release. "Pressure Drop" definitely sounds from an earlier era, despite the fact that it is an amazing song. Surprisingly good cover of "Country Roads".
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From 12/23/2014 15:42
If you aren't a reggae fan, listen to this album. It may begin to change your mind.
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From 02/25/2014 14:56
What about the original album.
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From 11/14/2011 06:36
Three charts? How the most celebrated roots reggae album of all time could get such little love is kinda... lame?
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