Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music (album) by Ray Charles

Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music
Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music by Ray Charles
Year: 1962
Overall rank: 1,274th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 228 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1962 (1st)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (126th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,274th)
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Ray Charles bestography

Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music is ranked 2nd best out of 44 albums by Ray Charles on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Ray Charles is The Genius Of Ray Charles which is ranked number 1254 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,417.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 228 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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85/100
From 04/17/2020 01:19
Highlights:

Bye Bye Love
Hey, Good Lookin'
You Don't Know Me
I Can't Stop Loving You
It Makes No Difference Now
Careless Love
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70/100
From 10/17/2019 07:16
Oh cool, let's make soul, but now as blend as Frank Sinatra, with predictable jazz in the background (except when Ray is on the keys, which is almost never)... just like Frank. At least the white people are listening now, right? They sure broke down some of those damn racial barriers, which is cute, but 50 years later I'm just sitting here thinking why do these white boys need Ray to break down their racial barriers? Can't they just let him make more good music? And why does Ray feel obligated to meet them halfway, if not just for sales, which is understandable. But without all that context it is clear as day it's just a big waste of extreme talent. It's not as bad as Little Richard singing gospel, but it's in the same vein.
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50/100
From 05/24/2019 03:45
An essential gem of Ray's fabulous career! After years of hard work, this really broke Ray into absolute stardom. A personal favorite is You Don't Know Me.
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90/100
From 02/25/2019 18:00
I have nothing to say. Ray Charles is one of the greatest artists of all time. He is best known for his soul songs, but "Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music" is the best country album of all time in my opinion. Usually, I'm not a big fan of country albums but this album is really different because it mixes western music and soul. This album is absolutely original, revolutionary, exceptional. Thank you, Ray.

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Best track: "Bye Bye Love"
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From 02/08/2019 13:57
Excellent collection of songs by one of the best that's ever been. But I recommend the Vol 1 & 2 version.
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80/100
From 07/28/2014 18:39
Ray proves that he was one of the most versatile artists ever. I bought this album because Ray was not an ordinary entertainer who did country songs, he was an extraordinary entertainer who did country songs and kept it COUNTRY.
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From 12/05/2013 18:17
I prefer Ray when he's doing straight up R&B, the ballads usually leave me a bit cold, so not a great fan of this.
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75/100
From 04/10/2013 03:45
wonderful Ray, nag orchestration
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From 08/29/2012 00:59
His voice was never better. So much soul. Not quite Otis Redding, but close.
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From 07/06/2012 00:32
Essential Ray.
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Best Albums of 1962
1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music by Ray Charles
2. Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
3. Waltz For Debby by Bill Evans Trio
4. Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
6. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles by Françoise Hardy
7. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
8. Go by Dexter Gordon
9. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
10. Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
11. Live At The Village Vanguard by John Coltrane
12. The Bridge by Sonny Rollins
13. Coltrane by John Coltrane Quartet
14. Crying by Roy Orbison
15. Sentimentally Yours by Patsy Cline
16. Mosaic by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
17. Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
18. Peter, Paul And Mary by Peter, Paul And Mary
19. Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus
20. Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
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