A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector (studio album) by Various Artists

A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector by Various Artists
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 2,039th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 169 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1963 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (193rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,039th)

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 169 votes)
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03/29/2022 14:06 SuedeSwede  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,89878/100
 
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03/26/2022 19:39 Gendjar  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,32954/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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From 12/02/2021 18:46
A great pop album, a great example of the wall of Sound, and great performances by early 60s girl groups. It's an overlooked precursor to Pet Sounds.
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From 01/30/2021 14:24
christmas songs ick
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55/100
From 12/06/2020 23:20
56/100

Best tracks: Sleigh Ride, Christmas
Worst tracks: The Bells of Saint Marys, Silent Night
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From 12/03/2018 15:03
This album is 10/10 from a Christmas view. If I wasn't listening to this album near Christmas time, I'll probably give this album a 7/10 or 8/10.
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75/100
From 08/28/2018 18:35
This is thee Christmas album and the only one of this kind that I have any time for - I detest Xmas albums
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95/100
From 12/29/2014 15:47
The greatest Christmas album to be sure.
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90/100
From 03/04/2014 22:03
Considered one of the best Christmas albums of all time. A great representation of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.
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70/100
From 03/14/2013 05:10
I found this album very disappointing. The vocals are way overdone in most of the songs, and even at low volumes the whole thing sounds annoyingly loud.
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Best Albums of 1963
1. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
2. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
3. Please Please Me by The Beatles
4. Live At The Apollo by James Brown
5. With The Beatles by The Beatles
6. Night Beat by Sam Cooke
7. Monk's Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
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10. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
11. Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben
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14. In Dreams by Roy Orbison
15. Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
16. Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet
17. Back At The Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith
18. John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman by John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
19. Surfin' U.S.A. by The Beach Boys
20. Beethoven: Symphonien No. 9 by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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