Arca (album) by Arca

Arca
Arca by Arca (2017)
Release date: 2017-04-07
Overall rank: 3,585th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 165 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2017 (57th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (631st)
Award Best albums of all time (3,585th)

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Arca is ranked as the best album by Arca.

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Arca track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 165 votes)
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12/10/2019 22:07 scwrlw  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 73672/100
 
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12/07/2019 04:30 hitch  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 75869/100
 
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07/27/2019 10:28 fume0dm  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,63581/100

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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 71.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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90/100
From thirstyDog 01/02/2018 00:53
I've never heard anything like this :O
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85/100
From desh79 12/28/2017 21:57
How to describe this? FKA Twigs meets Scott Walker meet Perfume Genius. Reading Spanish poetry. While chewing a dandelion. And quite possibly frolicking in a field of wheat. That is entirely purple for some reason.

Honestly, I like to think of myself as oh-so-open minded and progressive and whatnot that I never describe music as "weird" if it strays from the mainstream, but by Jove, this is WEIRD. And brilliant.
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65/100
From sssvnnn 12/23/2017 04:29
strange electric, avantgarde progrock album.
It´s sure something special, but I don´t really like it.
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80/100
From Josian 08/25/2017 21:38
Ambient sound and unnerving vocals, the album is an experience. See how the cover looks? that's the way it sounds. Don't be put off if you are not a Spanish speaker as it should not make a big difference... I am Spanish and didn't quite get half of it.
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From 05/01/2017 15:52
A beautiful, ethereal record throughout where Arca employs his vocals, giving the record a jolt of warmth and rawness unlike his previous works. Hopefully it won't be forgotten because it honestly will be one of the best albums of the year by time December arrives.
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90/100
From lostshadow 04/10/2017 15:42
You can really feel the pain, catharsis, and beauty in this album, even if you don't speak Spanish. Arca's first vocalized album is a successful introduction of Ghersi's emotive voice, and the songs benefit from the heavy ambient production. Whereas his music felt colder on past releases, this new record feels more intimate and human.
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80/100
From awesomness425 04/07/2017 15:36
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