Lady In Satin (studio album) by Billie Holiday

Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 593rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 340 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1958 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1950s (10th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (593rd)
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80/100 (from 340 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.8/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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55/100
From 05/13/2022 23:19
This album is very melancholy, mainly due to the circumstances around it and the state of her voice when recording it. Her voice is effective and is one of the most unique vocals we will ever get but it is extremely prone to breaking and straining. It is a very cracked performance and that can be quite tough to get over on some of the weaker songs. However, on the better songs the voice works perfectly such as on I'm A Fool To Want You, For Heaven's Sake and You Don't Know What Love Is. The instrumental accompaniment is decent as well but nothing really spectacular. It does do a good job of creating a grand atmosphere that goes well along with her vocal. Unfortunately, the record does feel very rough and it isn't an extremely interesting album to listen to. Overall, without the vocal this album would be pretty poor but the decaying voice of Holiday adds that dark tone that gives the album an edge to it that the music is really lacking.
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85/100
From 11/10/2021 19:54
Billie gets sad... kind of a like a last telling of the pain that she felt along the way.
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From 10/01/2021 16:40
Her voice is a bit of a hurdle, but Billie Holiday was extremely talented. This album also taps into vocal jazz's knack for severe melancholy.
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From 01/27/2021 22:45
Some really good tracks, some boring ones. Great performance on Holiday’s part
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75/100
From 01/20/2021 13:42
the incomparable Billie
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From 12/31/2020 05:44
I'm a fan, but this is Ms. Holiday late in her career, drowning in melancholy.
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From 10/29/2020 12:06
Grandes standarts!!!
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70/100
From 08/13/2020 23:56
Although I'm not as in love with this record as many here, I do find this a rich record from an aging singer filled with emotion, life experience and reflection. Billie's raw voice is past her prime but is drenched with the knowing heartache that comes with surviving life. While it doesn't wow me with perfect pitch or articulation, it does leave me respectful of her life and her artistry. It's a singer giving her best at the end, and that's still very good.

Best tracks: You Don't Know What Love Is, The End of a Love Affair.
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75/100
From 04/17/2020 01:10
Highlights:

I'm A Fool To Want You
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From 11/16/2019 18:12
Lovely... Just lovely... Ah! One of those artists we will never get the chance to see perfoming live... Time machine? Where please?
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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Milestones by Miles Davis
5. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
6. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
7. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
8. Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
10. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
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15. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
16. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
17. King Creole by Elvis Presley
18. Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
19. Cool Struttin' by Sonny Clark
20. Sam Cooke by Sam Cooke
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