Naturally (studio album) by J.J. Cale
Condition: Brand New
Go to store
Go to store
Go to store
J.J. Cale bestography
Naturally is ranked as the best album by J.J. Cale.
Listen to Naturally on YouTube
Naturally track list
Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:
You can include this album in your own chart from the My Charts page!
Showing latest 20 members who have this album in their collection | Show all 69 members
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.
Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 137 ratings for this album.
|Rating||Date updated||Member||Album ratings||Avg. album rating|
|3 days ago||EyeKanFly||4,804||66/100|
Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)
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 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.
Showing latest 20 members who have added this album as a favourite | Show all 27 members
Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 11 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)
A fantastic, laid back, a cool album for any possible listening situations: on the porch, in the sun, in the sunset or for late nite sittings with a glass of wine or a jar of scotch. Fantastic, criminally underrated in BEA
I came to J.J. Cale not so much through this album (aside from Eric Clapton's cover of "After Midnight," of course), but through his lesser-known 1986 album Guitar Man, which a friend had in regular rotation at his little house on Lake George, New York, where we worked together. But Naturally is Cale's best. His low-key vocal delivery, combined with his impeccable bluesy work on the guitar, make for a perfect companion to a rainy October afternoon in the Adirondacks.
This is an extremely laid back and easy to enjoy record. The guitar work and vocals fit the tone of the album perfectly and create an amazing bluesy feel. It is very short and sweet and you just glide through the record in what feels like no time at all. It does feel quite basic on some tracks and like there isn't a huge amount to explore musically wise. Nonetheless, a thoroughly enjoyable record.
Nice bluesy album. Rating (78.75)
I bought Naturally by J.J. Cale on 07/05/1986 from Record & Tape Exchange on LP for £2.00 The version I have is on the record label Mercury catalogue number PRICE 25 It entered the UK charts on and got to number spending a total of weeks on the chart.
J.J.Cale's first album sets the scene for the rest of his career. Naturally, is mellow, laid back, all those things you associate with Cale. Some of his best songs here in, call me the breeze, call the doctor, and, after midnight. Off course, Cale would never veer to far from this course on any of his records, and though I wouldn't argue with this being his best, my favourite would always be 5. Still, this is probably the best place to start with Cale, at the beginning.
Very under-appreciated album. The guitar-work is under-stated, but impeccable with a lovely gentle tone, somewhat unique to Cale and works off his whispy vocal lines. The beat takes the lead and creates one of the most melodic, foot-tapping blues rock albums I've heard. My only quarrel with the album is I've always found fade-outs to be a bit of a lazy way to end a song, which is used on all tracks. Clyde and River Runs Deep are the stand-outs, but solid throughout. Crying Eyes the only track I'd call weak.
It's amazing that you've never really heard this album but there are many examples of great artists covering these songs. These originals have a more laid back feel than many of the more famous covers. Great listen.
Cale has always been much bigger in the Antipodian world (Australia New Zealand South Africa) and to a lesser extent Europe, than in The States. Show me another singer/songwriter/guitarist with a debut album as gently bewitching and consumate as this, please.
An incredibly chill and laid back record. Almost like a musical narcotic.
Your feedback for Naturally
A lot of hard work happens in the background to keep BEA running, and it's especially difficult to do this when we can't pay our hosting fees :(
We work very hard to ensure our site is as fast (and FREE!) as possible, and we respect your privacy.