Brilliant Corners (studio album) by Thelonious Monk

Brilliant Corners
Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 667th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 5 albums of 1957 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (12th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (667th)
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82/100 (from 307 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 81.5/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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From 12/30/2018 14:47
My favorite Monk; full of his melodic and harmonic inventiveness, yet highly listenable throughout the program.
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From 06/28/2016 17:45
Probably Thelonious Monk's greatest album. Superb music and excellent performances, brilliant corners, is as good as it's title suggests.
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From 04/13/2016 22:35
Brilliant is the perfect title for this record.
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From 03/04/2016 02:10
The core melodies of each song are great, but the solos go a little too much off track, in my opinion, to the point where you just want the solo to stop so the main melody can play again. That being said, it was still a fun listen and Monk is definitely a very talented musician.
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From 01/10/2016 12:17
A cornerstone record in any jazz collection.
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From 04/12/2012 07:00
I love this album. I bought my first Monk album after reading a NME obituary in 1982. He sounded great and the album did not disappoint. There was a great picture that went with the article and it was framed and lived on my walls until it got badly damaged around 10 years ago.
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Best Albums of 1957
1. Blue Train by John Coltrane
2. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
3. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
4. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
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6. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
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