Meditations (studio album) by John Coltrane

Meditations by John Coltrane
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 3,762nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 118 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1966 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (320th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,762nd)
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John Coltrane bestography

Meditations is ranked 9th best out of 77 albums by John Coltrane on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Coltrane is A Love Supreme which is ranked number 77 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,151.

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Meditations track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Meditations ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 118 votes)
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12/10/2022 03:00 Hyggevinyl  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,42774/100
 
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11/05/2022 12:52 boppare  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,32878/100
 
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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 79.4/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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85/100
From 08/26/2022 12:15
Very difficult, his last works.
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From 07/14/2018 21:40
2nd comment: listened to this album a lot more since and is now probably my favourite free jazz album and one of my favourite Coltrane albums.
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From 07/06/2018 03:55
Better than A Love Supreme but not as good as The Ascencion, so 95
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85/100
From 04/22/2018 12:16
I like the insane, frenzied sound of this album but I struggle to indulge in it for the full 40 minutes.
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70/100
From 08/01/2016 16:22
One of those John Coltrane albums that's either genius or nonsense, depending on what mood I'm in. It sometimes works for me, other times it just annoys and frustrates me. Am i trying to like it? Do I like it? Or do I hate it? I don't know, I really don't know.
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100/100
From 07/27/2016 08:09
Uno de los discos más bellos y poderosos que haya escuchado en mi vida. Me mueve profundamente en todo sentido...

No entiendo por qué nadie más ha comentado.
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
5. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
9. Face To Face by The Kinks
10. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Black Monk Time by Monks (US)
13. Fresh Cream by Cream
14. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
17. Da Capo by Love
18. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
19. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
20. A Quick One by The Who
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