Blue Train (album) by John Coltrane

Blue Train
Blue Train by John Coltrane
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 360th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 522 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1957 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1950s (4th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (360th)
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John Coltrane - Blue Train [Collector's Edition Digipak / 2LP's On 1CD
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John Coltrane BLUE TRAIN Mono & Stereo Versions REMASTERED New Sealed 2 CD
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Time left: 37m 45s
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John Coltrane - Blue Train Brand New Sealed CD, 1985, Blue Note) 4428
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John Coltrane bestography

Blue Train is ranked 2nd best out of 74 albums by John Coltrane on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Coltrane is A Love Supreme which is ranked number 78 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,359.

John Coltrane album bestography « Higher ranked (78th) This album (360th) Lower ranked (512th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 522 votes)
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05/23/2020 17:40 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,60058/100
 
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05/23/2020 08:19 platus  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,88071/100
 
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05/20/2020 19:01 Dekumoogle  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 24636/100
 
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05/12/2020 03:00 2nd-Impressions  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 22074/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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85/100
From 04/17/2020 00:19
Highlights:

Blue Train
I'm Old Fashioned
Moment's Notice
Lazy Bird
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75/100
From 02/05/2020 16:25
While A Love Supreme gets all the attention (a giant album), Blue Train is a classic in its own right.
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90/100
From 08/15/2019 12:11
This was awesome, among Coltrane's best.

Favorites: Blue Train, Moment's Notice, Lazy Bird.
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85/100
From 06/11/2019 20:27
not from 57 how can I make moderators aware of this?
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80/100
From 12/31/2018 17:30
Coltrane ultrapassa os limites da música.
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80/100
From 12/05/2018 13:46
Find it really hard to choose between this and Love Supreme as JC's greatest album. Right this minute, this is slightly ahead but that might change tomorrow. Both great, great albums
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80/100
From 12/05/2018 13:45
Best album of 1957.
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80/100
From 07/08/2018 14:48
lazy bird is the right way to close this sucker out!!
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100/100
From 05/17/2018 21:14
The starting point for my love of jazz, and the first album I really was mesmerized by.
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95/100
From 11/28/2016 19:26
While not as great a revolutionary opus as A Love Supreme, Blue Train is nevertheless its equal as an exemplary exposition of what great jazz can be. This one is highly listenable without forsaking any of the compositional and improvisational challenge that sets Coltrane apart in the first place. Personally, I rate it on par with Love Supreme and ahead of Giant Steps and Favorite Things.
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Best Albums of 1957
1. Blue Train by John Coltrane
2. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
3. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
4. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
5. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
6. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
7. Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar by Johnny Cash
8. 'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
9. After School Session by Chuck Berry
10. Ray Charles by Ray Charles
11. Miles Ahead by Miles Davis + 19
12. Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
13. Monk's Music by Thelonious Monk Septet
14. Soulville by Ben Webster
15. The Clown by Charles Mingus
16. After Midnight by Nat King Cole
17. Sam Cooke by Sam Cooke
18. Dance Album by Carl Perkins
19. Songs For Distingué Lovers by Billie Holiday
20. A Swingin' Affair! by Frank Sinatra
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