Scott 4 (studio album) by Scott Walker

Scott 4
Scott 4 by Scott Walker
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 845th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 331 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1969 (24th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (89th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (845th)

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Scott 4 is ranked as the best album by Scott Walker.

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79/100 (from 331 votes)
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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 79.4/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 03/18/2021 15:55
good try but no
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75/100
From 02/19/2021 20:17
This is great, but I was under the impression this was an avant-garde album??? It's not in the slightest, it's just some nice baroque pop.
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75/100
From 08/31/2020 15:26
I won’t edit my finger-wagging comment below...

After listening to this again in the context of his first three albums, I’ve developed an admiration for it. I think I love “Angels of Ashes” and “The Old Man’s Back Again”. It’s still littered with weaker tracks and I still think it’s a little overrated, but not offensively so.

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90/100
From 05/19/2018 16:39
Scott Walker somehow eluded stardom despite coupling the kind of imagery and storytelling — that would show up later in the work of artists like Warren Zevon — and downright beautiful compositions. Scott 4 is probably the best of his early work and just a gorgeous album from a great vocalist.
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From 12/13/2016 21:00
Brilliant album, ahead of its time. Every song is wonderful, but highlights are The Seventh Seal, and the incredible The Old Man's Back Again. Underrated.
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From 06/06/2016 14:57
A brilliant album, possibly Scott Walkers best. It's full of superb atmospheric orchestral tracks with a sprinkling of quirkiness. The seventh seal, based on the great Bergman movie is a lot of fun. Other standouts include, world's strongest man, and the excellent, duchess. Brilliant record.
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85/100
From 01/01/2016 12:37
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80/100
From 11/10/2015 01:50
Great album! The songs are monumental and pretty good. Still, it's not overwhelming... and that's the only thing missing.
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