Anima (studio album) by Thom Yorke

Anima by Thom Yorke
Year: 2019
Release date: 2019-06-27
Overall rank: 1,615th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 355 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2019 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (257th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,615th)
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Thom Yorke bestography

Anima is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Thom Yorke on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Thom Yorke is The Eraser which is ranked number 778 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,358.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 355 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.3/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.1.

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75/100
From 05/24/2022 17:21
Listened but went through
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From 05/21/2020 10:11
Some great tunes on this album.
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70/100
From 03/10/2020 02:54
It's not bad, but it strikes me that the other guys in Radiohead are good for Thom Yorke.
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From 09/29/2019 18:13
A lot of good in there ! Thom Yorke makes a great follow-up to his solo work.

Standouts: Traffic, Dawn Chorus, Not the News, Impossible Knots
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80/100
From 08/29/2019 17:04
Without a doubt, this is Thom Yorke's best and most cohesive album. It sounds somewhat like a mix of his first two solo projects. It doesn't sound too computerized like TMB but not as dry as The Eraser. The lyrics are as esoteric as ever but they're delivered in a way that I think aligns more than with the music than it has in the past. It seems to me like he was too vocal on his debut and not vocal enough on his follow-up but found a good compromise for Anima. I wasn't really blown away by any of the songs but they're all pretty good and work together to make a quality album. "Twist" is probably my favorite.
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60/100
From 08/02/2019 22:40
Bjork please........
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From 07/24/2019 15:57
80/100

The best Thom Yorke Album, creates an atmosphere kind like Kid, the production of Nigel Godrich is outstanding (as always), the album takes you in a trip of anxiety yorke feels around society and his loved ones showing his emotional isolation with things he dont want to go away of but he must like the dead of his ex-wife
cautivates you with so little instrumentation just some electronic sounds that you can sense at the back of every track
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90/100
From 07/20/2019 03:53
Honestly, I wasn't all that excited to listen to this. As a Radiohead-head, I often found Thom's solo work (Atoms For Peace included) to be not much more than self-administered homework between Radiohead sessions.
ANIMA changes this. Instead of coming off sounding like a bored music student arbitrarily fiddling with keys and knobs, here Thom sounds like he has an objective, a narrative (both musically and conceptually) that he wants to see through.
From the groovy opening "Traffic" right through to the hauntingly layered "Runwayaway", the music is poised, diverse, feverish and constantly keeping you guessing.
This isn't "side-project Thom", this is a master of his craft sitting down and taking time to sketch out and construct at once an earnest and euphoric collection of music.
It's no secret Radiohead's previous two albums left some die-hards dissatisfied. This will not.
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85/100
From 07/15/2019 10:16
You can predict the style of a Thom Yorke album, but not the actual content. It doesn't seem to be wearing thin. Good record
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