Blue Train (studio album) by John Coltrane

Blue Train by John Coltrane
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 337th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 603 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 (337th)
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John Coltrane bestography

Blue Train is ranked 2nd best out of 76 albums by John Coltrane on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Coltrane is A Love Supreme which is ranked number 77 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,686.

John Coltrane album bestography « Higher ranked (77th) This album (337th) Lower ranked (492nd) »
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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 603 votes)
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05/01/2022 23:57 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,75183/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.1/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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80/100
From 04/24/2022 12:48
I really like first track, then it isn't as good, but still strong jazz record
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85/100
From 04/10/2022 10:13
This will probably grow on me and become one of my favourite jazz records alongside Giant Steps, A Love Supreme and Mingus Ah Uhm.
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70/100
From 01/08/2022 15:21
Not a big Jazz fan or have knowledge in this genre - but got directed to this and a few others that I am enjoying.
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From 12/14/2021 02:12
My favorite Coltrane and one of my top five jazz albums. Lee Morgan is my favorite trumpet player, so the two of them together is great, but this is also the moment when John Coltrane begins to blossom. He's just on the edge of the innovations of Giant Steps, he had been studying, and his songwriting and arranging on the themes are great, with beautiful harmonies for the three horns. He has kicked the junk, his path is visible directly in front of him, and the whole album is a soaring, swinging celebration of what is to come. Glorious.
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90/100
From 11/10/2021 19:46
Excellent, and not even Coltrane's best stuff!
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80/100
From 08/17/2021 23:11
This album is truly a delight to listen too. All instruments are played so beautifully that you find yourself getting lost in them. There are some slower tracks that do drag a little but when this record is good it is fantastic. For example the Title track and I'm Old Fashioned are just brilliant. Definitely a top tier album of all time.
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95/100
From 12/11/2020 18:18
Great album. Coltrane truly expresses his greatness
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80/100
From 09/23/2020 20:45
A true Coltrane classic! 'I'm Old Fashioned' and 'Moment's Notice' are some highlights here. A really great album, and one of my favorites of Coltrane.
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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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Best Albums of 1957
1. Blue Train by John Coltrane
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3. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
4. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
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12. Miles Ahead by Miles Davis + 19
13. Monk's Music by Thelonious Monk Septet
14. Soulville by Ben Webster
15. The Clown by Charles Mingus
16. Dance Album by Carl Perkins
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19. Singin' The Blues by B.B. King
20. Singin' To My Baby by Eddie Cochran
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