West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) (soundtrack album) by Various Artists

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) by Various Artists
(Soundtrack album)
Year: 1961
Overall rank: 4,377th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 70 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1961 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (363rd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,377th)

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77/100 (from 70 votes)
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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 77.3/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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From 10/03/2020 20:14
71/100

Best tracks: Maria, America, One Hand One Heart
Worst tracks: Something's Coming, Cool the Jets
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I love show tunes and this album has a handful of spectacular ones. "Maria" "America" "Tonight""I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere". The last song was even the song of my graduating class!
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From 04/07/2018 16:29
I guess some of this acclaimed modern classical stuff just doesn't speak to me like Wagner, Mozart, etc...
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