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

A Black Mile To The Surface
A Black Mile To The Surface by Manchester Orchestra
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-07-28
Overall rank: 5,291st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 47 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2017 (109th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (1,030th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,291st)
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Manchester Orchestra bestography

A Black Mile To The Surface is ranked 4th best out of 6 albums by Manchester Orchestra on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Manchester Orchestra is Mean Everything To Nothing which is ranked number 2387 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 664.

Manchester Orchestra album bestography « Higher ranked (4,743rd) This album (5,291st) Lower ranked (17,156th) »
I'm Like A Virgin Losing A ChildA Black Mile To The SurfaceCope

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 47 votes)
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07/15/2020 00:38 sunnydhamm  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 98958/100
 
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02/01/2020 22:29 cronadigallina  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,74866/100

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This album is rated in the top 13% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.3/100, a mean average of 74.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 !
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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.
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