A I A : Alien Observer (studio album) by Grouper

A I A : Alien Observer by Grouper
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-04-11
Overall rank: 1,921st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 96 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2011 (45th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (311th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,921st)
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Grouper bestography

A I A : Alien Observer is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Grouper on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Grouper is Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill which is ranked number 1387 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,269.

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A I A : Alien Observer track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 96 votes)
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05/12/2022 19:48 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,60866/100
 
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05/03/2022 06:52 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,93178/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.4/100, a mean average of 82.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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100/100
From 07/23/2021 20:41
superb sonic listening experience
haunting and ethereal
takes you into outer space
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From 02/03/2021 00:46
Beautiful environment, unique experience, love it
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95/100
From 06/03/2018 14:39
Not only do I need this in my collection, I really need to listen to Grouper. Beautiful music. Will be in my top 10 of 2011 and hopefully be in my decade chart. Can't believe we are almost done with this decade.
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Inhuman and Soft
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Haunting and surreal
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