Deserter's Songs (studio album) by Mercury Rev
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Deserter's Songs is ranked as the best album by Mercury Rev.
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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 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.
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Didn't do much for me.
I think this album is underrated, so much similarity with Soft Bulletin (Flaming Lips) wich is on top 20 (and the best of the decade for me) best of the 1990's and this is #127
Awesome music and lyrics, very atmospheric
Top 20 best albums of the 90's for me
Favorite Tracks:The Funny Bird, Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
The music is quite beautiful. But it's hard to get past the singer's voice. It's a bit cringey. I don't know what to rate this. I give the music 4.5 stars, and the singing 2 stars.
The legendary 'Deserters Songs' who's sum is greater than its parts
I became obsessed with this album around the time it came out in 1998 and in many ways I still am obsessed. Need proof I was obsessed ?. I have 3 physical CD copies of 'Deserters Songs' - the original standard CD , a Limited Edition release with Bonus 5 track EP and finally a special numbered release with cardboard cover and post cards included
Why do I love this album so much ? Well much like Neutral Milk Hotels 'In the Aeroplane ..' it has that X factor I struggle to put into words , its weird and wonky and feels old (but isn't ) and is almost perfect
How I feel about 'Deserters Songs' is best encapsulated by the following Grasshopper liner notes from the demo's release 'Deserted Songs'
“As we pulled these Deserted Songs to the surface whatever had been holding us hostage cracked and withered in the blistering power of this music, and these songs allowed us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time… It is the magic of the vibrating universe; the music of the Angels”
As I write this late June 2019 'Deserters Songs' shamefully sits in the 600's on BEA All-Time album list , if ever an album deserved to be in the top 500 this is it
Consistently good. Flaming Lips comparisons make sense considering they shared studio time sometime between 1997-99 (the making of this and the Lips' Soft Bulletin) and probably used much of the same gear, equipment, and recording/engineering personnel.
Probably a grower...
Top tracks: Holes, Tonite It Shows, Goddess Of A Hiway
Easily their best album Goddess On A Highway, Funny Bird, Holes, Hudson Line & Bottleneck Stomp are some of the best things they have ever delivered. I still prefer Flaming Lips though,as they do this style of music the best.
The best Mercury rev album. Bar none. Excellent.
VERY Flaming Lips-esque, though compliments don't come much higher
Wow, some of the best dreamy music! And it really rocks at times! I only think the last track is a bit weirdly placed. I am never really excited for that song to start after Pick Up If You're There.
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