John Coltrane - Om
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1968 Ratings: #66 / 76
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
Liked by 1 person
January 1, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Sign In to rate and review

CRITIC REVIEWS

50
AllMusic

Condemned by many critics as John Coltrane's worst album, Om suffers only in comparison to the great works that preceded it.

thejacktackshac
81
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
gec2isabella
100
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
RyannAlpaca
95
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
Purchasing Om from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
philthy
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.
Advertisement

Track List

No Track List Added
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
Advertisement


Added on: September 26, 2014