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The best album credited to Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music which is ranked number 1,216 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,472.

Ray Charles is ranked number 332 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,177.

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Ray Charles best albums

The following albums by Ray Charles are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1962
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1991
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Total albums: 44. Page 1 of 5

This may not be a complete discography for Ray Charles.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Ray Charles best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 87 (30 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album What'd I Say)
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Rating: 87 (27 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Genius Hits The Road)
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Rating: 85 (25 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 84 (18 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 83 (19 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album What'd I Say)
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Rating: 81 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
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Rating: 81 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
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Rating: 80 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album What'd I Say)
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Rating: 80 (11 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album What'd I Say)
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Rating: 80 (14 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (10 votes)Comments: 0
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Ray Charles ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 40 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 6% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 12.1.

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From 06/10/2018 15:33
They called him "the Genius", and with good reason. Yeah, I get it, this is an album site, and that's why most artists from the pre-album era don't get their fair due. Ray is maybe the greatest of them all. Killer singer, brilliant songwriter, tremendous pianist, fantastic improviser, all while being innovative, provocative and influential as hell. The guy could do it all. I can't fathom a "best artists" list that doesn't include him at least in the top 25.
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From 08/14/2016 07:40
Dude can sing and play like nobodies business. He's got a soul, jazz, rock n' roll, gospel... well damn... he's got it all going on. Fantastic musician and songwriter. You might even venture and say he's the backbone of American Music, bridging the old world with the new.
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From 10/11/2013 14:47
Extrem;y gifted musician
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From 08/29/2012 01:01
You somehow get the impression from his work that Ray Charles was more of a scoundrel than Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, or Marvin Gaye. He sings about hard luck and women from an honest perspective. He got a little slick in his later years, but his early work is gritty and soulful.
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