The Disintegration Loops I (album) by William Basinski

The Disintegration Loops I
The Disintegration Loops I by William Basinski (2002)
Overall rank: 1,532nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 125 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 2000s (269th)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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79/100 (from 125 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.

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From 04/20/2018 22:12
Pretty but entirely unengaging ambient music. Also, there's a case to be made about Basinski exploiting and profiting off the 9/11 tragedy through this. Divorced from the "Oh, I sat on a rooftop and watched the twin towers burn whilst finishing the album" context, I doubt this would have gained a tenth of the critical or public acclaim because it's just not that special.
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From Graeme2 09/29/2015 11:41
From Wikipedia:
The Disintegration Loops is a series of four albums by American avant-garde composer William Basinski released in 2002 and 2003. All tracks have the same form of ambient music fragments played in a tape loop that slowly deteriorates as it passes by the tape head, creating all the more noises and cracks in the music as the theme progresses. The recording coincided with the 9/11 attacks and the album covers and accompanying videos feature a still skyline of New York City with smoke and dust rising from the World Trade Center site.
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From Mother Nature's Son 09/14/2014 21:15
This album is dying! Slowly and beautifully, for all eternity...
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From andyw110183 09/04/2014 11:43
Simply stunning, cant recommend highly enough!! Get this in your life now!
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From SingingPeasant96 08/18/2014 14:37
Destroying my soul and ego slowly but completely, tears coming out from my half-closed eyes, the whole world fading out from my view, fireworks burning inside of my brain, the future arriving in some obscure places...

It's a beautiful tragedy
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From 02/19/2013 22:57
This and Stars of the Lid are two artists I've started to listen to this year. I think they frustrate my level of activity. Maybe my life needs more Boney M
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