Relaxer (studio album) by alt-J

Relaxer by alt-J
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-06-02
Overall rank: 3,284th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 222 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2017 (56th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (580th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,284th)
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alt-J bestography

Relaxer is ranked 3rd best out of 6 albums by alt-J on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by alt-J is An Awesome Wave which is ranked number 219 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,783.

alt-J album bestography « Higher ranked (935th) This album (3,284th) Lower ranked (41,196th) »
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Relaxer track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 222 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.0/100, a mean average of 70.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 70.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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From 07/15/2019 17:01
There’s a lot on this album that really shouldn’t work - conflicting musical ideas, clumsy lyrics - but everything is so densely layered that it’s hard to escape Alt-J’s world. If This Is All Yours called for extra close attention and sensitivity, Relaxer’s message is, quite simply, to relax.
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80/100
From 03/21/2018 15:15
When In Cold Blood and 3WW came out I was so exited about this. This could have easily been better than this is all yours or Awesome Wave. But they totally killed it with Hit me Like That Snare and one of the worst cover songs I've ever heard (Rising Sun)
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80/100
From 03/09/2018 11:24
Pleader is an incredible song. Have another listen.
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Rating:  
65/100
From 03/08/2018 21:10
This is album is the definition of a mixed bag: it has some of the best stuff alt-J has ever put out (Adeline, Deadcrush, etc), two "meh" tracks (Last Year and Pleader) and two of the worst songs they've ever made (House of the Rising Sun and Hit Me Like That Snare). I think the good of this album outweights the bad, but barely so.
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65/100
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From 01/22/2018 18:30
Though the songs are not bad, I miss the artistic way of Alt-J's album compositions. Where is the intro? Where are the interludes? This is not really an album to me, it's just a collection of songs. Some good, some ok, some bad. I also don't really get the 'cover'
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Rating:  
85/100
From 12/14/2017 01:28
First Alt-J album which seems to be the most cohesive. I felt like the other albums were a bit all over the place - a good thing in of itself at times, but for me was a bit of a turn off somehow.

Their complete recreation of house of the rising sun was an interesting endeavor. Pretty cool to make something like that your own on a totally new song (it's not a cover).

Tracks 6 and 7 were slightly weak, but really dig the rest of the album.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 10/06/2017 04:47
Not nearly as disappoining as I first thought. 3WW is supposedly their personal favourite, but mine is Deadcrush. Adeline and other tracks also make this very likable alt j... although, also, wildly inconsistent and unsuccessful in parts.
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90/100
From 08/19/2017 22:21
GOOD
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