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Ascension (album) by John Coltrane

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Ascension
Ascension by John Coltrane (1966)
Overall rank: 916th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 237 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1966 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (93rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (916th)

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John Coltrane bestography

Ascension is ranked 5th best out of 68 albums by John Coltrane on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Coltrane is A Love Supreme which is ranked number 88 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,622.

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Ascension track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 75 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Ascension, Pt. 1
 74/100 (6 votes)
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2.Ascension, Pt. 2
 75/100 (6 votes)
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Related links: top tracks by John Coltranetop tracks of the 1960s, top tracks of 1966.

Ascension rankings

Ascension ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 237 votes)
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50/100
05/03/2019 19:26
71/100
 
50/100
04/24/2019 19:47
80/100
 
85/100
04/20/2019 13:13
72/100
 
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04/16/2019 17:26
86/100
 
70/100
03/15/2019 18:27
69/100

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Ascension comments

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Rating:  
75/100
From Fischman
Brilliant expression or just disjointed cacophony? I can see the argument for both. I lean closer to "brilliant," but there's no doubt there's some mindless rambling in there as well.
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90/100
pretty much mindblowing
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100/100
I never knew Jazz was this amazing! And it looks like its not just Trane playing. These guys are awesome!
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Wow
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70/100
Where to go from A Love Supreme? Right up on to heaven. The music here is so beautiful. Every instrument is given it's time to "speak" its praises until it is consumed by the others in a giant "chorus", until they all end in a glorious final rapture that makes me think of porcelain staircases and of angels.
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90/100
From JulianR
a brilliant cacophony

the real question is how the album is rated a 78 but its sole track is an 84...
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Rating:  
85/100
Great in places, annoying and frustrating in others. A completely flawed masterpiece that walks that very fine line between triumph and disaster, but Coltrane's mercurial genius just about pulls it off.
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70/100
Uhhh it's only 38 minutes long... you must have listened to the Spotify version which has both versions xD

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65/100
Props to purple, whose album comment delivers a great impression of this site's own beloved member RFNAPLES. ... This jazzy album-length-track is both chaotic and precise. I especially like the piano and drum work near the end.
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