Ocean Songs (album) by Dirty Three

Ocean Songs
Ocean Songs by Dirty Three
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 1,045th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 159 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (205th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,045th)

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Ocean Songs is ranked as the best album by Dirty Three.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 159 votes)
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05/01/2020 09:29 JMGL95  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,74781/100
 
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04/27/2020 22:21 sebman17  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,53780/100
 
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02/18/2020 06:20 stangetzaway  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,14286/100
 
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01/18/2020 16:31 Tamthebam  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 18,21068/100

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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.6.

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70/100
From 07/12/2017 00:55
Nice atmosphere, very unique and pleasing album. Takes you to another place, a calmer place...
A little monotonous though
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80/100
From 03/22/2017 18:18
It's a very simple but beautiful album. It doesn't have much going on but it doesn't need to. I'm sure that after listening to it more times it'll grow on me.
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80/100
From 07/04/2016 20:41
I feel like I am on a small boat and I get carried away by the waves. Great atmosphere.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 04/04/2016 23:20
A drums, a violin, and a guitar. This is The Dirty Three, and this is their best album ever. Heart breaking.
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95/100
From 09/23/2015 22:05
Just an absolutely beautiful album. If you don't give it your full attention, you won't really get much out of it, and it will probably come across as a bit too repetitive. But if you really just sit down with it, man do you feel it. These guys truly know how to say more with music than they could possibly conceptualize with words. There's so much emotion in their playing.

Additionally, I think it's really interesting hearing an Albini-produced album that isn't heavy and punk-oriented. Who knew he could bring out so much soul in a drummer who's using brushes? Ocean Songs is a very unlikely classic that can be whatever you make it.
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70/100
From 03/02/2015 00:21
It's definitely enjoyable and creates a great atmosphere. But honestly it doesn't go anywhere and every song sounds the same with the violin playing those same notes. But I guess the ocean is pretty peaceful and repetitive so it achieves what it's trying to do.
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80/100
From 04/15/2014 19:49
Really an amazing atmosphere on here! By now, seems to be kinda repetitive in the last half but maybe is due the lack of more listenings.
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From 03/02/2014 07:39
A wave of music that carries you off to the stars.
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100/100
From 06/13/2013 06:53
Three Words to describe this :
SO DAMN GOOD
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75/100
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