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Brilliant Corners (album) by Thelonious Monk

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Brilliant Corners
Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk (1957)
Overall rank: 796th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 281 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1957 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (11th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (796th)

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Brilliant Corners (Keepnews Collection), New Music
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Thelonious Monk bestography

Brilliant Corners is ranked as the best album by Thelonious Monk.

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Brilliant Corners track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Brilliant Corners
 84/100 (47 votes)
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Brilliant Corners rankings

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 281 votes)
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75/100
From Fischman
My favorite Monk; full of his melodic and harmonic inventiveness, yet highly listenable throughout the program.
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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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Brilliant is the perfect title for this record.
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70/100
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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A cornerstone record in any jazz collection.
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90/100
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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