Heart Of The Congos (album) by The Congos

Heart Of The Congos
Heart Of The Congos by The Congos (1977)
Overall rank: 781st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 203 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1977 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (176th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (781st)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 203 votes)
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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 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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From titansaurs28 03/20/2018 17:46
Entrancing and gentle but a bit repetitive too.
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From garycottier 11/29/2017 17:45
An excellent record. Brilliantly crafted reggae which is almost hypnotic at times in it's delivery. It maybe slightly overlong but it's a small quibble. All in all, a good album. Totally underrated.
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From an_outlaw 05/16/2014 17:55
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From Precedent 03/19/2014 02:09
Fantastic

Reminds me of Christmas!
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From 03/01/2014 21:59
As NoWaxJim says this is 'unmitigated genius'! A great album far ahead of its time.
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From Graeme2 12/14/2013 16:28
Good stuff. Make sure to only get the blood and fire reissue of this as others have shoddily reproduced sound compared. The blood and fire one is deleted though I think but worth getting as far superior sound wise. Made iTunes refund me when I got a poor version of this. Grat album.
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From lethalnezzle 02/27/2013 23:59
What is most incredible about this album is how otherworldly and full sounding it is given that it was recorded at Black Ark Studios, a 4-track studio with notoriously basic equipment. This is Perry's greatest achievement and - without meaning to do a significant disservice to the band, whose vocal harmonies and rootsy themes are timeless, and were entirely necessary in coaxing this stunning work from Scratch - The Congos are cogs in a much more impressive machine.
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From Jimmy Dread 10/03/2011 19:21
Why no-one else has seen fit to comment on this work of unmitigated genius is beyond me. I've got 3 things to say about this LP - 1. it's one of the only JA LPs you can listen to from start to finish and think "you know what, this is an album, not a collection of singles with a few fillers chucked in" (Jamaican music has NEVER been album-focused, but there's some gems around if you look hard enough, this being the prime example). 2. If you ever need evidence that Lee 'Scratch' Perry is a visionary and the most important thing ever to happen to Jamaican music (bar perhaps Coxsone Dodd) here's your proof. and 3. if your knowledge of 'reggae' (horrid word) goes no further than 'Bob Marley', I strongly suggest you whack this on, pump it up, lie back and let it soak in. It will start you on a wonderful, fulfilling journey, trust me...
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