The Slow Rush (studio album) by Tame Impala

The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
Year: 2020
Release date: 2020-02-14
Overall rank: 2,045th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 543 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of the 2020s (16th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,045th)
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Tame Impala bestography

The Slow Rush is ranked 4th best out of 8 albums by Tame Impala on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tame Impala is Lonerism which is ranked number 68 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,359.

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 543 votes)
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80/100
From 04/07/2022 07:13
I kinda liked this. Very accessible 2020's pop.
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60/100
From 01/18/2022 21:10
Another great album, probably their catchiest record. Breathe Deeper is probably my favourite Tame Impala song. Lost In Yesterday and Borderline are also great.
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From 09/18/2021 09:36
impala and asap rocky need album together
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Rating:  
85/100
From 09/12/2021 05:05
For me Tame Impala Was the Best band of the lastdecade, but with this Kevin low into a little more Pop escene, this is not a bad album and he is going to improve his pop sound in the next one i know
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Rating:  
70/100
From 03/09/2021 19:26
Glad I finally listened to some Tame Impala! I imagine this isn't their best album and that I probably should've started with Lonerism, but I now know that they're pretty good and am definitely going to listen to more.
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55/100
From 01/03/2021 17:14
Not in any way awful, just very average sounding and massively disappointing in how the marvellous previous albums have set it up.

In terms of this site, the album really benefitted in being an early 2020 release, I’m just sat here willing it to drop out the top 10, which it will steadily do in mere weeks.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 12/04/2020 07:33
I'm guessing we won't be having Rihanna sing over any of these ones anyway
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Rating:  
90/100
From 12/02/2020 02:38
As easy listening as Tame Impala can be, Kevin Parker never seems afraid to lose old listeners, gain new ones and recycle that process on every new record. After falling in love with Lonerism he lost me a little with Currents. The album was promoted with the lead single and opened with "Let It Happen" possibly his greatest singular track but the rest of Currents seems to meander around with some strong individual moments but never quite coming together cohesively. Currents was hugely popular though as he hit a sweet spot of hazy sexy bops that proved extremely popular.

So it comes as no surprise that The Slow Rush has a largely muted response from a lot of long time Tame Impala fans and with the music community in general. It's not the modern revival psych rock critically adored Lonerism or the dreamy dance floor bedroom pop high selling Currents. It's a very understated album comparitively (though still contains at least 2 or 3 tracks with multiple sections ) and even the lead singles are either droning or just quiet ("Posthumous Forgiveness" a song about his mixed relationship with his recently passed father that is the most ambitious song on the album, was one of the first singles).

The album has large elements of bygone genres - 70s MOR (most obvious on "On Track") Disco ("Is It True") prog, soft rock...point being that the themes of nostalgia, memory and moving on is intentionally done through a filter of older listening FM radio vibes. This could be gimmicky but the songs are strong on their own and even stronger as a whole. It's his most complete album and it feels very intentional in its construction and cohesion (with the obvious beginning and end "One More.." tracks referring to the constant theme of time).

It's an album that kind of breezes by as nothingness the first time you listen to it but I think it does reward multiple listens and for me it's been the perfect compliment for 2020 as we've been forced to reflect and let go of ideas and beliefs and parts of ourself.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 10/27/2020 07:55
I didn't like this album when I first heard it, but I kept giving it a chance & I must admit it is now one of my favourite albums of 2020. It puts a smile on my face every time I play it .... the music triggers memories that keep flooding back into my mind of happier times. I love the way Parker delves into music from different genres of pop/dance on this album especially the dance/disco aspect of the overall sound especially on Borderline, Breathe Deeper, Lost In Yesterday & Is It True. There is no point in comparing it to past projects this album stands on its own.
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75/100
From 10/23/2020 09:07
Doesn't feel as precisely honed as the previous two records, but the textures, melodies and production are excellent. I like the theme of time passing by that weaves throughout the record too.
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