Wild Is The Wind (studio album) by Nina Simone

Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 834th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 234 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1966 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (89th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (834th)
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Nina Simone bestography

Wild Is The Wind is ranked 2nd best out of 46 albums by Nina Simone on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nina Simone is Pastel Blues which is ranked number 636 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,804.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 234 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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From 01/15/2023 22:01
Nina Simone is to my ears the greatest vocalist to have ever done it and this album is a prime example of that.
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70/100
From 04/25/2022 17:55
Nice singing and great lyrics about important topics at the time.
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From 11/23/2021 19:19
Wonderful and reveals a true artist at her very best.
Exceptional and recommended
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From 04/16/2021 00:40
Emoção pura, epítome do soul!
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From 12/06/2020 15:14
Gripping and haunting at times. A little too slow for me at others.
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From 10/13/2020 03:33
70/100

Best tracks: I Love Your Lovin Ways, Four Women, What More Can I Say?
Worst tracks: Lilac Wine, That's All I Ask, If I Should Lose You
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From 08/12/2019 20:46
Some say that "I Put a Spell on You" is the closest that Nina Simone gets to pop, but I think this album has a great pop sensibility that keeps pushing track after track of tight, melodic songs. Highly recommended.
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From 01/17/2018 03:25
What I find remarkable is how she was able to put so much passion into everything she did. I recommend listening to "Four Women" and "What More Can I Say?" Amazing.
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From 04/05/2015 21:41
Very unique, distinctive voice. Great record to just chill out to.
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
5. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
9. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
10. Face To Face by The Kinks
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Fresh Cream by Cream
13. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
14. Black Monk Time by Monks (US)
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
17. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
18. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
19. Da Capo by Love
20. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly] by Ennio Morricone
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