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Song Cycle (album) by Van Dyke Parks 

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Song Cycle
Song Cycle by Van Dyke Parks (1967)
Overall rank: 1,913th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 85 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top albums of 1967 (32nd)
Top albums of the 1960s (169th)
Best albums of all time (1,913th)

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Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle LP Mint- WS 1727 Stereo 1967 Palm Tree Vinyl Record
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VAN DYKE PARKS - SONG CYCLE SUNDAZED LP
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Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle Long Box Only - No Disc - No CD Beach Boys
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Van Dyke Parks bestography

Song Cycle is ranked as the best album by Van Dyke Parks.

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Song Cycle rankings

Song Cycle ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 85 votes)
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50/100
19 hours ago
53/100
 
65/100
10/30/2017 17:31
69/100
 
95/100
08/21/2017 20:45
87/100
 
95/100
07/16/2017 23:18
75/100
 
40/100
06/24/2017 15:48
63/100

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Rating:  
95/100
From cmoshier 08/21/2017 20:46
Definitely a heady record, but it's definitively a work of genius. Took the baroque revival of the 60's to another level
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Rating:  
100/100
From crimson 10/19/2016 14:57
It's weird. It sounds like a Looney Tunes episode. I like it.
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Rating:  
90/100
From SuedeSwede 06/18/2016 13:57
lol I had this at 60 a week ago. fuck me.
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10/100
From Kingturtle 03/30/2016 18:01
tries much too hard.
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Rating:  
95/100
From crazyblowpipe 08/17/2013 14:02
This is an overlooked masterpiece, it's just incredible.
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