The Hunter (studio album) by Mastodon

The Hunter by Mastodon
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-09-27
Overall rank: 3,912th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 138 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2011 (93rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (705th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,912th)
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Mastodon bestography

The Hunter is ranked 6th best out of 12 albums by Mastodon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Mastodon is Crack The Skye which is ranked number 978 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,891.

Mastodon album bestography « Higher ranked (3,794th) This album (3,912th) Lower ranked (6,989th) »
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The Hunter track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 138 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.4/100, a mean average of 74.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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75/100
From 07/25/2019 21:12
Black Tongue has what is possibly the best riff I’ve ever heard. It kicks some major ass, and the rest of the album is pretty consistently good too.
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From 03/11/2018 22:56
Asentados en la élite como una de las mejores bandas del nuevo siglo, a Mastodon le tocaba en 2011 confirmar el dominio mostrado en 'Crack the Skye'. Los elementos progresivos desaparecen prácticamente por completo, haciendo el disco más accesible de los estadounidenses hasta la fecha. Parece que el álbum queda muy por detrás de sus grandes obras, pero por suerte el paso de los años ha hecho justicia a un disco que, si bien no está al nivel de maravillas como 'Crack the Skye' o 'Leviathan', mantiene una calidad brutal. Marcado por la muerte del hermano de Brent Hinds, 'The Hunter' se presenta como una ruptura total en la trayectoria de Mastodon. El primer disco de los de Atlanta que dividiría a sus seguidores, y así sigue la historia hasta el día de hoy, algo incomprensible. Es necesario romper una lanza a favor de 'The Hunter', un disco de muchos quilates.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 01/07/2016 11:45
I definitely prefer the sludgier side of Mastodon to their melodic side, but this album has a nice mix of both. Easily their most mainstream release, which in itself makes it kind of unique in their catalog. Curl the Burl easily stands out as my favourite song.
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55/100
From 09/13/2015 01:40
So I don't dislike this, but let me but it this way: if this was the first Mastodon album I had heard, I wouldn't have bothered to listen to the others. It's undeniably catchy, heavy, and fun, but it's also very formulaic and middle of the road. Crack The Skye is an absolute beast of an album that's just oozing with creativity, but this is a pretty generic metal record filled with riffs and choruses. I don't hate riffs and choruses, but you have to agree they get boring when every song has them.
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90/100
From 06/13/2015 08:50
My least favorite album of theirs which is only to say just how much this band kicks butt. It may not be phenomenal but this is still really good and worth a listen.
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80/100
From 10/23/2013 20:21
Mastodon have pulled back from the conceptual prog approach of their last couple of albums. The Hunter is a more straightforward hard rock record, sounding at times like '70s arena fuzz rock. The tracks are tight, punchy, and extremely hummable.
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85/100
From 05/31/2013 14:56
Mastodon has done it again. Another great album from a band that continues to evolve its sound beyond metal. Troy reaches a new level with his singing on this album, while Brent and Bill continue to create awesome licks. It may not be as aggressive and exciting as Leviathan, but it mixes a variety of styles that work.
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From 09/07/2012 09:54
Very average album. Most of the songs starts very promisingly but then just waiting to be finished because maybe the next will be better.
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From 07/05/2012 21:30
Still waiting for Mastodon to release a less than stellar album.
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