Rock Bottom (studio album) by Robert Wyatt

Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 409th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 479 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1974 (5th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (104th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (409th)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 479 votes)
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10/23/2020 09:20 Red0510  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,69266/100

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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 79.3/100, a mean average of 78.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.0.

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From 4 days ago
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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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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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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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 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 05/21/2018 21:23
cockney piano heavy pink floyd with strong lyrics
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From 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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From 09/24/2017 19:57
interesting music
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
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7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
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