Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music (studio 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: 1,157th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 252 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1962 (1st)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (119th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,157th)
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Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music is ranked as the best album by Ray Charles.

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2021 HaydenTop 60 Music Albums of 196220/603
2021MoondanceTop 100 Music Albums of 196272/1001
2021 Norman BatesTop 39 Music Albums of 196231/391
2021 RoundTheBendTop 13 Music Albums of 19622/135
2021henrygreen0203Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s66/1007
2021Steppenwolf666Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin 1998 (901-1000)55/100 -
2021WeepingguitarmanTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s97/1001
2021 VictorValeTop 9 Music Albums of 19624/93
2021 LeonardTop 42 Music Albums of 196224/422
2021henrygreen0203Top 100 Greatest Music Albums88/10013
2021Steppenwolf666Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin 2000 (501-600)50/100 -
2021fabm0List 19621/7 -
2021 paladisiactop 65r albums (61), #0101-020097/100 -
2021 RhynerTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s87/1003
2021 TimestarterTop 50 Music Albums of the 1960s34/507
2021 MontpejoTop 18 Music Albums of the 1960s11/189
2021 planetneutralTop 89 Music Albums of the 1960s59/897
2021 AAL2014Top 59 Music Albums of the 1960s58/591
2021Steppenwolf666Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums by Guinness 1994 (801-900)75/100 -
2021fabm0Platinum albums Pt1089/100 -
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 265
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 1,596

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80/100 (from 252 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 79.5/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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95/100
From 04/28/2021 23:39
I do not understand why this record gets the most frequent ratings. After all the "genius" the man created at Atlantic, why is so much love given to a record of Charles covering country standards?

That being said, I recognize the historical importance of the crossover appeal this record had. Still, it most certainly is not his best work. Check out his self-titled record from Atlantic as a start.
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75/100
From 11/21/2020 23:03
Hard for me to really comprehend the significance that is typically ascribed to this album, but it's a quality collection of songs.
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90/100
From 11/19/2020 22:47
Obra-prima! O auge do grande Ray!
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75/100
From 09/24/2020 00:34
'You Don't Know Me', 'I Can't Stop Loving You' and 'Hey, Good Looking' are all fantastic tracks. Overall, a pretty great album and rightly praised as one of Ray Charles greatest.
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85/100
From 07/08/2020 19:37
Im glad to have this album it is very smooth and enjoyable. Ray Charles is a blind genius on this one.
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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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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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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.

9/10

Best track: "Bye Bye Love"
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95/100
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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1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music by Ray Charles
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