Spiritual Unity (studio album) by Albert Ayler Trio

Spiritual Unity by Albert Ayler Trio
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 1,264th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 207 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1965 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (132nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,264th)
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75/100 (from 207 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 12% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.3/100, a mean average of 74.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.

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90/100
From 01/28/2020 23:44
Wow, this was incredible. My jaw was literally dropping at some of the sounds this man was making with his saxophone. I have been listening to a lot of jazz over the last month, trying to get a better appreciation for the genre, and this was both the most abrasive one I've heard while also being one of my immediate favorites.
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From 01/10/2019 18:55
This is post-music
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From 04/01/2018 15:13
it's called a head
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85/100
From 09/22/2017 03:51
an interesting idea to start out melodic, devolve into chaos, and then return to the melodic. Luckily, the chaos is the far greater portion, because it is also the best of the two. The little melodic intro and outro seems out of place, forced, and kinda uninspired. The middle two tracks are where he shines though
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90/100
From 01/19/2017 23:09
This man is a genius
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From 11/29/2016 01:33
Mesmerizing.
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From 08/08/2016 07:14
Entiendo que a muchas personas les resulte difícil entrar en este tipo de música. En mi caso, fue gracias a este álbum que quedé fascinado con el jazz por primera vez, a diferencia de muchos otros; yo entré desde lo más alto, fiero y duro del género. Después llegaron a mí los sonidos más suaves y rítmicos del cool jazz y del swing, pero nunca volveré a sentir lo mismo con ningún otro disco que lo que sentí al escuchar por vez primera este Spiritual Unity, o que más adelante sentiría por discos como Machine Gun de Peter Brötzmann, o como ese Meditations de un gran John Coltrane.
Así, esta obra y este género representan en mí lo más cercano al éxtasis y a lo sublime.
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35/100
From 05/02/2016 04:48
Radical album. I supposed that it's my fault and not the album's that I don't like, but a good album, in my opinion, can break down any barriers of the listener. The chaotic bits on here are just too much, I know it's not but it sounds like random playing of instruments. This album does have some conventional parts especially on Ghosts V:1 that I enjoyed quite a bit, but I just can't get into this album at all. I'm not demanding 4/4 Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus songs, I just need a little bit of structure.
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From 10/10/2014 11:46
Quite a tricky listen, although not as difficult as brotzmann's "machine gun".
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75/100
From 09/03/2013 15:14
At first hearing, this album put me in some sort of Witch-like, dark mood. But upon hearing it again, one starts to find out how good it is and the mood sort of softens. If you heard it once but didn't like it, it's definitely worth a second try.
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Best Albums of 1965
1. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
2. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
3. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
4. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
5. Help! by The Beatles
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7. My Generation by The Who
8. Pastel Blues by Nina Simone
9. The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys
10. Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds
11. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi
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