Cavalcade (studio album) by Black Midi

Cavalcade
Cavalcade by Black Midi
Year: 2021
Release date: New2021-05-26 (released 26 days ago)
Overall rank: 12,211th
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82/100 (from 117 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2021 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 2020s (118th)
Award Best albums of all time (12,211th)
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Black Midi bestography

Cavalcade is ranked 2nd best out of 4 albums by Black Midi on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Black Midi is Schlagenheim which is ranked number 914 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,063.

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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 82.3/100, a mean average of 82.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.1.

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From 42 hours ago
My God what have they done.
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From 06/15/2021 16:04
Black Midi get really high-minded on a commendable sophomore effort. Though it's not without the guitar-driven power from their debut, they trade some of the energy of Schlagenheim for new untrodden musical avenues all of which lead to at least some treasure. There is much more wistful beauty in the sound than anything they've put out previously. I don't fully understand all of the musical concepts that Geordie takes us through but I'm not without an appreciation for every song on this record. It's a wild and unique ride that doesn't leave any room for boredom. That being said, I honestly prefer their debut and think that this album suffers at least a little from the absence of Matt's schizophrenic shredding.
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90/100
From 06/02/2021 15:41
Well what I thought was going to be one of my favorite post punk albums of the year turned out to be some of the greatest progressive rock in a long time.
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From 06/01/2021 17:33
Instant classic. Gritty, but well produced. Not over-produced, but clean. Hard, complex, easily top 500 of all time. I will update in about a month
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From 05/27/2021 22:21
It's here guys!

I'm gonna be honest. This is very easily AOTY for me and it'll take the will of God for another album to take that title. Every, and I mean EVERY, song is amazing. "John L", "Hogwash", and "Slow" are fucking insane. "Marlene Dietrich", "Diamond Stuff", and "Ascending Forth" are all so beautiful, a true surprise coming from black midi, whose 'prettiest' song before was "Western". "Chondro" is the perfect balance of beautiful and unhinged. And "Dethroned". "Dethroned" is a tough one. The KEXP performance of this song is phenomenal. However, the studio mix is tougher to get behind. I think my major problems are the mixing and the voice effects. The guitar is way too quiet and the vocals overpower everything else, which really differs from the crisp sound of the KEXP recording. That being said, the final section is very good, which redeems it a little for me.

Aside from "Dethroned", I'd say the vocals have improved ten fold from their past recordings. Geordie is genuinely very melodic at many points on this album. This is a complete departure from the spoken, yelping vocals of Schlagenheim. It shows a maturing of their style, even in just two years.

I'm glad black midi went with a new approach to this album. While not entirely experimental like Schlagenheim, black midi moves in a fresh direction and they sound fantastic.
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From 05/26/2021 21:19
I had high hopes for this record and they were exceeded. Incredible.
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