The Genius Of Ray Charles (studio album) by Ray Charles

The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 1,225th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 193 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1959 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (27th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,225th)
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Ray Charles bestography

The Genius Of Ray Charles is ranked 2nd best out of 53 albums by Ray Charles on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music which is ranked number 1164 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,562.

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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65/100
From 5 days ago
There are a lot of enjoyable songs on this album and I like the way he evenly distributes his song types onto each side. Side 1 is a much more band led and jazz influenced side making it more to my preference and side 2 is a lot more ballad heavy. The feel of the first six songs is just so energetic and fun and his voice sounds even better when backed by a big jazz band. This leads to fantastic songs such as Deed I Do, It Has To Be You and Let The Good Times Roll. The second side is quite dull in comparison but has its moments when it shines such as the closing track. If you love his vocal it really does shine on side 2 and carries the songs even when the music is a bit dull. Overall, if side 1 made up the whole album this could be sensational but the slower second half lets the record down on the whole for me.
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75/100
From 11/11/2021 17:15
Solid, but better Ray was coming later.
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From 01/21/2021 20:47
big band - side one
ballads - side two
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From 07/08/2020 17:32
Really good album I hear very good R and B.
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From 10/17/2019 07:20
This release doesn't really showcase the genius of Ray Charles sadly.
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From 12/31/2018 17:37
Em sua maturidade o gênio mostrava o que sabia fazer.
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From 01/23/2018 03:13
Nothing wrong with Ray Charles, but this album didn't really pique my interest.
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80/100
From 07/14/2016 12:51
An enjoyable album. Not quite as great as the ridiculous title suggests. Still full of good songs though.
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From 03/11/2016 19:45
Band arrangements are over the top, but his vocals here are at his best, mixing soul, rock&roll, and jazz all into one. This LP is takes "Big Band" and turns it on its arse.
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From 01/23/2016 00:07
Not my favorite of his, but really good.
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Best Albums of 1959
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2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
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