A Black Mile To The Surface (studio album) by Manchester Orchestra

A Black Mile To The Surface by Manchester Orchestra
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-07-28
Overall rank: 4,152nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 54 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2017 (79th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (757th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,152nd)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Manchester Orchestra - A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE -New Mint Sealed Vinyl Record
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA - A BLACK MILE TO THE SURFACE [SLIPCASE] * NEW CD
Condition: Brand New


eBay
eBay
Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface CD - NEW
Condition: Brand New


  My favourite store:  

Manchester Orchestra bestography

A Black Mile To The Surface is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Manchester Orchestra on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Manchester Orchestra is Mean Everything To Nothing which is ranked number 2712 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 569.

Manchester Orchestra album bestography « Higher ranked (2,712th) This album (4,152nd) Lower ranked (4,296th) »
Mean Everything To NothingA Black Mile To The SurfaceSimple Math

Upcoming concerts

Sep
30
Fri
20:00
Manchester Orchestra
Ventura Theatre, Ventura, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Sep
30
Fri
20:00
Manchester Orchestra
Ventura Theater, Ventura, United States. United States
Tickets from $35.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Oct
02
Sun
19:30
Manchester Orchestra
Rialto Theatre-Tucson, Tucson, United States. United States
Tickets from $30.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to A Black Mile To The Surface on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

A Black Mile To The Surface track list

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

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 76 (10 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Rating: 76 (12 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Rating: 77 (9 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 76 (9 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 76 (10 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 73 (9 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 78 (11 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 75 (9 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 72 (9 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 75 (9 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
11.
Rating: 78 (12 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

A Black Mile To The Surface rankings

A Black Mile To The Surface collection

Showing all 10 members who have this album in their collection

A Black Mile To The Surface ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 54 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 54 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
80/100
 Report rating
09/05/2022 18:53 AledJames  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,05775/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
07/21/2022 03:26 rubysmith  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 64874/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
07/20/2022 10:48 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10,28966/100
 
55/100
 Report rating
07/06/2022 20:26 sunnydhamm  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,31658/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
06/20/2022 12:04 videoheadcleaner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10,43684/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 75.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

A Black Mile To The Surface favourites

Showing all 3 members who have added this album as a favourite

A Black Mile To The Surface comments

Showing all 5 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
85/100
From 02/06/2020 21:13
I loved I'm Like a Virgin, liked Mean Everything to Nothing quite a bit, but then they lost me for awhile. This is their first album since METN that I've liked. There's a bunch of good tracks here that stand up to anything on the first two albums.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 08/10/2018 16:48
I do like this album, but I feel as if it leaves a little to be desired compared to past Manchester albums. I can't help but feel it is a little one dimensional and over-produced. For the most part the songs are there and there are a number of great moments scattered throughout but a lot of the message of the record for me is buried in reverb and studio effects.

Not bad by any means but not close to Andy and company's best work.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 04/09/2018 16:48
My first listen to a Manchester Orchestra album as well, and I really like it. All songs are good, and the transitions from The Alien-The Sunshine-The Grocery are just beautiful. Great album. one of the best of 2017 in my opinion, and very underrated.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 09/18/2017 06:12
This is my first MO album experience and I like it, its IMO one of my favorites for 2017 . It's got some really solid songs in there along with a couple of meh moments as well . I recommend this album & cant wait to explore their back catalogue. Nice one MO !
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
55/100
From 07/29/2017 18:23
Really cool album. It's a step in the direction of "Hope" as a opposed to "Cope," which while I prefer the variety of sounds, emotions and dynamics captured in Mean Everything To Nothing and Simple Math, it's still a very interesting album and I also think that following in the quieter direction of Hope is better for the band and fits in better with the late 2010s than the heavier Cope. Tracks 5-7 flow straight from one into the next with the same beat/chord progression as some sort of trilogy and it's awesome. Track 7, The Grocery, brings it to a sort of triumphant finish, and I think it's probably the best song on the album, up there with Lead SD.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for A Black Mile To The Surface

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2017
1. Damn. by Kendrick Lamar
2. Melodrama by Lorde
3. Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator
4. A Deeper Understanding by The War On Drugs
5. Slowdive by Slowdive
6. A Crow Looked At Me by Mount Eerie
7. Pure Comedy by Father John Misty
8. Sleep Well Beast by The National
9. Crack-Up by Fleet Foxes
10. American Dream by LCD Soundsystem
11. Antisocialites by Alvvays
12. Ctrl by SZA
13. Saturation III by Brockhampton
14. Saturation II by Brockhampton
15. MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent
16. No Shape by Perfume Genius
17. Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
18. Stranger In The Alps by Phoebe Bridgers
19. Saturation by Brockhampton
20. Big Fish Theory by Vince Staples
Back to Top