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Blue Train (album) by John Coltrane 

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Blue Train
Blue Train by John Coltrane (1957)
Overall rank: 426th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 458 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1957 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1950s (4th)
Top 500 albums of all time (426th)

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John Coltrane bestography

Blue Train is ranked 2nd best out of 67 albums by John Coltrane on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Coltrane is A Love Supreme which is ranked number 91 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,365.

John Coltrane album bestography « Higher ranked (91st) This album (426th) Lower ranked (554th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis, Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus and Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

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Blue Train track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickBlue Train
 88/100 (82 votes)
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2.Moment's Notice
 82/100 (64 votes)
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3.Locomotion
 83/100 (66 votes)
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4.I'm Old Fashioned
 83/100 (62 votes)
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5.Lazy Bird
 82/100 (66 votes)
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Blue Train rankings

Blue Train ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 458 votes)
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85/100
12/05/2018 16:33
81/100
 
80/100
12/03/2018 20:08
81/100
 
90/100
12/03/2018 03:18
81/100
 
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12/02/2018 03:31
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65/100
12/01/2018 14:49
66/100

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80/100
From Johnnyo 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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From Johnnyo 12/05/2018 13:45
Best album of 1957.
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From LSss 07/08/2018 14:48
lazy bird is the right way to close this sucker out!!
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100/100
From jdenny2018 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 Fischman 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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90/100
From Sqez 09/05/2016 22:50
One of the more accessible jazz albums and one of my favourites, definitely recommend.
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75/100
From souplipton 06/15/2016 02:38
Blue Train is one of John Coltrane's best albums. Alongside Giant Steps, it is the best work he did during his hard bop years. THe title track and "Lazy Bird" are the best tracks on the album, but "Moment's Notice" and "I'm Old Fashioned" are almost a=on par, with "Locomotion" being just a step behind. Coltrane was one of the greatest sax players ever, and this is definitely one of his best works.
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90/100
From willandthemix 06/05/2016 18:02
A great piece of interesting, creative and skillful instrumental jazz. However, I feel some of the tracks are perhaps too long and repetitive at times. Still a great listen though.
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From Grzywa 01/06/2016 14:28
The title track is as good as "My Favourite Things". The rest is pretty consistent, too. Coltrane at his happiest and brightest, regardless of the title.
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From HazeyTwilight 12/28/2014 21:30
A cab drive through New Orleans and the radio is playing some empowering tunes recreated by a magician.
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