Rock Bottom (studio album) by Robert Wyatt

Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 428th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 513 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1974 (5th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (103rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (428th)
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Rock Bottom is ranked as the best album by Robert Wyatt.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 513 votes)
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01/17/2022 03:02 sibereankhatru  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 57586/100
 
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01/11/2022 00:52 Elauqsapid  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,21563/100
 
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12/08/2021 08:34 soulplastic9  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 64676/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.

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From 06/10/2021 09:58
Weird stuff. I don't like his voice. Not my cup of tea
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70/100
From 02/01/2021 18:37
If I hadn't known the story behind the album, I would have never been able to guess it by listening to it. Actually, I wouldn't be able to connect this with any particular incident, it is a self luminous experience that comfortably stands on its own.
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75/100
From 01/20/2021 13:20
Passagens de puro brilhantismo, mas de um som difícil de assimilar.
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From 12/31/2020 01:01
The music is barely passable but the vocals are really bad.
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90/100
From 11/24/2020 13:35
Wow! I didn't know what to expect for this but it is an amazing album. Full of interesting sonically diverse sounds and music and definitely a child of its time as well as the struggles of the man who created it. Needs more than one listen to get the full effect of it.
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From 03/02/2020 21:02
Man! This is so strange!
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95/100
From 02/24/2020 03:02
After its relevance was seemingly on the wane, the Canterbury scene emerged with its crowning achievement in Wyatt's magnum opus. While his best track may remain Moon In June, the incredibly sonic invention and qualitative consistency across these tracks is utterly phenomenal.
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70/100
From 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 07/27/2019 18:16
Favorite Tracks:Alifib, Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
3. On The Beach by Neil Young
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
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