Superfly (album) by Curtis Mayfield

Superfly
Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 578th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 455 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (139th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (578th)
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Curtis Mayfield "Superfly" (CRS-8014-ST) 1972 Buddah Records Vinyl LP
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CURTIS MAYFIELD - UNDERGROUND / FREDDIE'S DEAD (SUPERFLY) - 7" SINGLE 45
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Time left: 1h 27m 39s
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Curtis Mayfield : Superfly and Other Hits CD
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Superfly is ranked as the best album by Curtis Mayfield.

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81/100 (from 455 votes)
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5 days ago Jameth  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,56969/100
 
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05/13/2020 14:13 Brandon8  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 74493/100
 
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05/01/2020 14:35 InsanityPrawnBoy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 53279/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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80/100
From 02/15/2018 21:37
"Shaft" permettendo, "Superfly" è la migliore colonna sonora dei film del genere blaxploitation nonché, probabilmente, il miglior album del Curtis Mayfield solista. E' un soul adattato al nuovo decennio, più ritmato, più sporco, più psichedelico ma non acido.
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70/100
From 01/07/2018 23:58
Good, but the songs you know are the songs you know for a reason.
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85/100
From 10/12/2017 10:37
@DJTommy: I agree!
More interesting music. More atmosphere. More Funk.

Man, those horn stabs in the title track are so awesome..
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From 10/12/2017 09:01
Controversial opinion: This is better than What’s Going On.
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From 09/07/2016 22:24
Funky, Soulful, Very good vibe
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95/100
From 06/01/2016 18:45
The soundtrack to the blaxpotation classic, superfly, it is also a stunning album in it's own right. Fantastic songs, fantastic performances combine to create a wonderful record with tracks such, freddie's dead, pusherman, and the title track. Great stuff, a seventies classic from the great Curtis Mayfield.
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From 05/07/2015 19:39
one of the greatest funk album ever.
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From 11/30/2014 13:16
I love the vibe of pusher an and the delayed funky guitar chops. Great
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From 11/06/2014 21:27
This is one of the funkiest albums I can think if.
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60/100
From 04/28/2014 19:29
fter Marvin Gaye's 1971 classic, What's Going On, a new sense of social awareness developed in soul music. One of the best aftershocks of What's Going On was Superfly, a 1972 release from former Impression, Curtis Mayfield. Unlike Gaye, who confronted a prism of social issues, Mayfield has his eyes set on the inner cities and the criminal world infused in it.

Unfortunately, this music is't my style and just doesn't speak to me.
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Best Albums of 1972
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2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
3. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
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