Black Monk Time (studio album) by Monks (US)

Black Monk Time by Monks (US)
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 1,080th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 306 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1966 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (114th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,080th)
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 306 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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15/100
From 01/31/2021 17:07
jibberish party punk
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70/100
From 12/15/2020 21:06
69/100

Best tracks: Shut Up, Love Came Tumblin' Down
Worst tracks: I Hate You, Oh How to Do Now, We Do Wie Du
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From 10/25/2020 02:29
This album was referred to me by a friend who knew that I would be fascinated by the story of the band. My hypothesis is that this album was actually recorded in 1976 and shipped back in time to the 60s. Trust me when I say nothing else sounds like this in 1966. And I mean that in both a good and bad way.
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35/100
From 05/06/2020 23:28
Other than helping pioneer a genre, this album doesn't do too much. The performances are very underwhelming, the singing is pretty awful. Also, this album has no business having banjo on it, it sounds dinky. I am not impressed. I have to give them credit for helping influence punk rock, but The Stooges and The Velvet Underground made much better and interesting music. Another thing, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators came out the same year. I feel like they helped pioneer more with the solitary single You're Gonna Miss Me than any of Black Monk Time.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 10/29/2019 15:37
I was blown away by this album. With or without context it's a great album but given the fact that this came out in 1966, it's incredible. I don't know how much of an impact it had on music because of its limited commercial success but it is raw and gritty before anything else was. The electric sound of the album sounds like something you'd hear on White Light/White Heat but the vocals are more akin to a Beach Boys type band. The lyrical content is like a mix between the two. The songs all sound pretty similar to each other but I don't think that's a knock on it because there was literally nothing else that sounded like any of these songs when they came out. I wish this album would get more attention because I really think it's an important benchmark in popular music. "Shut Up" is my favorite song on the album but I like every single one. The bonus track, "Pretty Suzanne", is also very worth listening to.
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85/100
From 05/13/2018 19:51
How come I haven't heard of this album until now ... 52 years after its release?
It's Punk, before Punk existed. It's Garage Rock ... before Garage Rock existed. It's Krautrock ... before Krautrock existed.
And a tinge of psychedelia .. an early adopter.
10th best album of 1966. Should be higher I think.
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65/100
From 01/07/2018 20:15
Wasn't feeling this at first, but its eclectic variety grew on me
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90/100
From 02/10/2016 14:52
Very weird cultural artifact. The closest the 60s came to punk was a created by an eccentric German nudging a group of American GIs who really just wanted to be the Beatles.
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70/100
From 09/04/2015 17:27
Groundbreaking
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100/100
From 02/13/2014 23:20
This is a great example of a band saying "screw it" and doing whatever they want. It feels like the band was just like "Hey, no one's gonna hear this album anyways, let's go nuts." It's crazy and goofy and just pure awesome
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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. Las Últimas Composiciones De Violeta Parra by Violeta Parra
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