John Coltrane - Om
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1968 Ratings: #66 / 76
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January 1, 1968 / Release Date
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Condemned by many critics as John Coltrane's worst album, Om suffers only in comparison to the great works that preceded it.

The music within this album was never intended to be heard; call it exploitation or not, Om is without a doubt the most abrasive album with Coltrane's name attached to it. Merely a session around the year 1965, Om was not something Coltrane was necessarily proud of, he refused to have it released, and reportedly the gathered band had dropped acid before the session. The album without Coltrane's permission was subsequently released in 1968 after his unfortunate death, in conjunction with of ... read more
I don't consider myself a particularly spiritual person. I take good care of my body and particapate in acts that I guess would be considered spiritual I.e. burning insence and meditation but I don't do it out of spiritual beliefs I just do it because they smell nice and feel good. Now this isn't to say I don't 100 percent believe in spirituality I watch interviews and do research into spiritual practitioners of many faiths and I respect what their saying and in some cases feel some truths it's ... read more
One of the most haunting, dark, and avant-garde jazz records that I've ever heard. Om is an unique experience that after you listen to it, I don't think you will be capable of forgetting it easily. It's such a strange record that it even has a lot of rumours surrounding it. The most famous one is that Coltrane and all the other members were all on LSD during the recordings (which is quite plausible) and that Coltrane didn't want the record to be released, which also makes a lot of sense ... read more
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