Rock Bottom (album) by Robert Wyatt

Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt (1974)
Overall rank: 373rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 451 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1974 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (97th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (373rd)
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Robert Wyatt bestography

Rock Bottom is ranked as the best album by Robert Wyatt.

Robert Wyatt album bestography « Higher ranked This album (373rd) Lower ranked (5,213th) »
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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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79/100 (from 451 votes)
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11/06/2019 10:17 Xxnu99etxX  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91071/100
 
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10/31/2019 17:00 mdbaxter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 23874/100
 
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10/29/2019 20:51 dihansse  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,55474/100
 
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70/100
From mdbaxter 11/12/2019 18:43
There have been countless musicians who have included mental illness as a subject in their work. There aren't many who have made their "madness" their work which is essentially what Robert Wyatt does on Rock Bottom. The tunes and lyrics are alien to traditional themes of music and that is a product of his "lunacy", I think. The wide range of sounds featured on the album come from both the large number of musicians employed and the plethora of instruments used by them. The record can be interpreted as a lot of different things. It could be a tribute to madness, a love story or even complete nonsense. Regardless of what it actually is, it's certainly not boring.
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From Street21221 07/27/2019 18:16
Favorite Tracks:Alifib, Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road
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From 11/07/2018 20:56
Really strange and creative, that's Robert Wyatt for you. Sea Song is an absolute masterpiece.
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From JoaoMoreira 08/16/2018 00:31
A bizarre album that could feel like a masterpiece, but it's just a good album.
The composition aren't brilliant but Wyatt really knows how to create an atmosphere.
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85/100
From Krillin 05/21/2018 21:23
cockney piano heavy pink floyd with strong lyrics
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60/100
From planetneutral 01/07/2018 21:47
Not entirely sure what to think about this after two listens. Listenable, but too deep for me, I guess.
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85/100
From JulianR 09/24/2017 19:57
interesting music
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90/100
From Yann 05/29/2017 11:20
This sounds so 70's. Those gloomy synths. But great album
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85/100
From Onater 03/31/2017 23:39
This album makes me so uncomfortable. It's great.
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75/100
From corenfro 02/10/2017 16:41
WOW! In going through the 70's and 60's I'd never heard of this but it's a diamond in the rough. A little Pink Floyd / King Crimson / Brian Eno / Frank Zappa but really it's unlike anything else around. Certainly a more dispersed sound, that I suppose is prog rock, but it's got a ton of elements of jazz and avant garde as well. There's a warmth throughout that unifies the music. Some of the chord changes and instrumental improvisations are just wild! But never in a disturbing way. Great listen!
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Best Albums of 1974
1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
2. Red by King Crimson
3. On The Beach by Neil Young
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Queen II by Queen
10. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
11. Radio City by Big Star
12. Mirage by Camel
13. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
14. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
15. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
16. Relayer by Yes
17. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
18. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa


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