Ravedeath, 1972 (studio album) by Tim Hecker

Ravedeath, 1972 by Tim Hecker
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-02-14
Overall rank: 1,244th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 221 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2011 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (187th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,244th)
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 221 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.5.

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90/100
From 05/17/2019 20:14
In November 1972, a group of MIT students decided, without any foundation, to throw a piano from the top of a building. The photos and videos are responsible for immortalizing this event. Decades later, Tim Hecker is left with a picture of this action in his hands. The snapshot freezing time for immortality then awakens the composer. The Canadian has always needed a revelation to lead to the design. "Ravedeath, 1972" is an experience that is lived. We are enveloped by a vaporous organ, seeming to emerge from a fog. For 50 minutes, we live totally through this music. "Ravedeath, 1972" is a rare album, an absolute abstraction which each listening places you in an unknown state. "Ravedeath, 1972" is just an attempt to define perfect instability.

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Best track: "Hatred Of Music I"
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85/100
From 04/03/2018 18:33
God my comment five years ago was such immature garbage please ignore it forever
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90/100
From 02/25/2018 20:48
Rarely have I heard an album falling under the (admittedly broad) genre of ambient be this interesting every moment of the way. Most ambient is a long process, an experience, while it feels almost like listening to songs here. I'm not even sure if it is ambient.... Maybe more like soft noise (ie, the opposite of harsh noise). Whatever you want to call it, it is endlessly captivating.

85/100
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From 01/27/2016 05:28
I'm dying. Can't it happen now, I shouldn't have to wait.
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From 12/06/2015 05:35
Kickass.... Not expecting to find Tim Hecker on this list... In past years, played "Harmony in Ultraviolet" probably close to a hundred times in alteration with lights out, headphones on... I highly recommend "Harmony...." ...Now I'm excited to hear (absorb) "Ravedeath...) ...THanks!!@
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From 03/05/2015 17:10
Introspective, (un)dynamic, beautiful!
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From 10/11/2014 07:51
Very moving....pulls the heart strings
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85/100
From 09/06/2014 20:52
great atmosphere. unlike Virgins, this album is actually pleasant to listen to and indeed quite melodic. a true piece of art
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From 02/09/2014 18:14
Some words to describe this album: ethereal, dense, stunning, introspective, dark, gorgeous.

It's one of the seminal musical milestones in modern music as far as I am concerned. It wraps you up in sound and showers you with waves of beautiful noises. There is nothing quite like this that I have heard.

A masterpiece. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this record and just let yourself be sorta pulled out of present time for about 50 minutes. See where this album takes you. It's truly a unique experience.
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From 07/29/2013 21:20
@RockyRacoon: I think you may have misunderstood the genre. It's not supposed to be even half as melodic as Sigur Rós (don't know the other band) and the point of the music is exactly that it doesn't move along (only very slowly). If it succeeds, it will hypnotize you and put you into an emotionally powerful, atmospheric closet (in this case, a claustrophobic closet) and not let you go until silence pulls you out of it into reality again.
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