Gloss Drop (album) by Battles

Gloss Drop
Gloss Drop by Battles (2011)
Release date: 2011-06-01
Overall rank: 3,422nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 123 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2011 (90th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (602nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,422nd)
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Battles bestography

Gloss Drop is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by Battles on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Battles is Mirrored which is ranked number 1546 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,097.

Battles album bestography « Higher ranked (1,546th) This album (3,422nd) Lower ranked (17,720th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 74 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 123 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 72.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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60/100
From Gowi 06/30/2014 00:11
Battles disarmed of their near-avant elements and a lot of energy as well as care. A good record but in the shadow of Mirrored it's noticeably weak.
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From sonicdiscourse 03/01/2014 19:25
I love this record for different reasons than I love Mirrored. Battles are an overlooked band.
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From RockyRaccoon 07/18/2013 16:38
This is Battles first album since losing their vocalist, and their sound has changed a bit. I would say that their last album, “Mirrored" was strange. Good, but quite strange. I can say how many times I was listening to the song “Atlas" and people looked at me funny. However, this album is a bit different. Almost more accessible, at least as far as Battles goes. The album is mostly instrumental with a few guest vocalists, most notably the singer from Blonde Redhead and Gary Numan (of 80s one hit wonder fame). The instrumentals are interesting for the most part, though a couple of them get a bit repetitive after awhile, but overall the album is good. You have to be into this kind of music though, this isn’t exactly something that you’re going to be singing along to or anything. But it is certainly interesting and worth checking out.
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From Mirek 09/11/2012 15:13
This is something for the very discerning connoisseurs :(
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