Ghosts Of The Great Highway (studio album) by Sun Kil Moon

Ghosts Of The Great Highway
Ghosts Of The Great Highway by Sun Kil Moon
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 773rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 250 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2003 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (129th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (773rd)
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Sun Kil Moon bestography

Ghosts Of The Great Highway is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by Sun Kil Moon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sun Kil Moon is Benji which is ranked number 348 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,739.

Sun Kil Moon album bestography « Higher ranked (348th) This album (773rd) Lower ranked (2,891st) »
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Ghosts Of The Great Highway track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 250 votes)
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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 83.4/100, a mean average of 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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From 06/18/2016 13:34
Man, what is it about Carry Me Ohio? Doesn't seem to be much song there but once it starts I want it to never end.
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From 06/02/2016 19:52
This could be Kozelek's best album, I personally prefer Songs For A Blue Guitar. They're both 10/10, as April is 9.9/10. Everything Kozelek has done until 2010 is hilarious, but I don't know why I do not like the newest records, I guess he has changed his style...
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From 04/04/2015 04:36
I can honestly seeing this becoming my all-time favorite album. Having listened to it a half dozen times in a row, I'm kinda digging it.
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From 03/06/2015 16:58
I like this much better than Benji, i don't know why but I just do. This is some of the best folk i've EVER heard.
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From 10/20/2014 19:52
I am always shocked of how dynamic and dense this album is. It's really difficult not to get burnt out on. 'Ghosts' has the perfect balanced of electrified and acoustic Mark with 'April' close behind.
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From 03/10/2014 23:28
i have no words
this album is too good
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From 01/29/2014 05:31
I'm really loving this. There is something so gently reassuring about the soft, understanding vocals of Mr. Kozelek. I don't know what it is. Also everything musically lulls me away from the now-ness of my existence and just sonically sort takes me off to the side and says "I understand your life and concerns. I've been there. Here's the some beautiful musical."

The strings and harmonies on "Gentle Moon" are absolutely sublime. And just about moment of this album is superb.
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From 07/18/2013 18:54
Ill curb stomp the one who tells me carry me ohio isnt the best song ever made.
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From 02/27/2013 06:19
It's close between this and "April" but the storyteller approach that Kozelek takes on this record is fascinating. He crafts a beautiful narrative of morality on here.
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From 01/10/2013 08:15
May not have the burning-the-mattress immediacy of Kozelek's Red House Painters, but there's a mature, more contemplative (but equally troubled) beauty to this album. More akin to the experience of a long road trip trying to find an estranged friend or ex-lover, or something in that emotional vein. Anyways fantastic album.
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