The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (studio album) by Steven Wilson

The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) by Steven Wilson
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-02-25
Overall rank: 926th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 352 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2013 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (136th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (926th)
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The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) is ranked 2nd best out of 39 albums by Steven Wilson on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steven Wilson is Hand. Cannot. Erase. which is ranked number 558 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,217.

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79/100 (from 352 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 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.3.

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95/100
From 01/23/2022 21:32
One of the best album of the XXI century by far, and even do not like Porcupine Tree! Really suggested.
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40/100
From 12/30/2021 16:30
Very pleasant. Not Wilson's finest work, but a worthy part of his discography. Not usually a fan of 12 minute songs, and they are a bit hit-and-miss on this album. I do like Luminol (especially the second half) but The Watchmaker and The Holy Drinker are a bit of a drag for me. The title track, which concludes the album, is a beautiful song (which is also great played live) and the strongest on the album. Drive Home is nice too, unmistakably a Steven Wilson song. Overall verdict - okay, definitely gets better on multiple listens.
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70/100
From 11/20/2021 10:17
A great homage to prog rock, that has some wonderful instrumental solos that really stick with you. The guitar solos are fantastic and really help to flesh out some of the weaker tracks. The lyrics are a lot of fun to explore with each song being it's own story. My favourite tracks are the title track and Drive Home as they feel the most complete and really compact musically. However, the record can feel a little bit slow at times and also a bit empty. I struggle to really get into the longer cuts and on most prog rock albums they are usually my favourite ones. Overall, it does provide a lot of nostalgia but falls short of the quality of 70's prog rock.
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From 07/04/2019 15:36
100/100

Steven Wilson enter my list of the 10 best bands/artists of the 2010s decade, each album have a different taste and i love it, just an amazing musician

The Average Of the songs is 85!!!!!!! other albums are ranked among the best of all time with less than 85
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90/100
From 07/15/2018 04:11
A phenomenal homage to 70s prog rock with exceptional attention to detail.
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From 06/18/2018 23:03
Each song based on a ghost story.
Is it good? Yes, very.
Is it scary? No, not in the slightest!!
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75/100
From 12/31/2017 23:36
For anyone who follows my comments, you know I am a huge Steven Wilson fan. However, I just cannot get into this album. I love the title track and Drive Home and Luminol is fine, but the other 3 tracks...
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From 09/29/2017 14:37
To echo others, this is perhaps his most 70's prog-sounding work (that flute!) But Steven Wilson still makes it a sound all his own. And what a delightful sound it so often is!
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75/100
From 03/01/2017 01:18
Favoritas: The Raven That Refused to Sing, Drive Home, Luminol
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80/100
From 03/19/2016 19:28
Hahah, this album is literally on par with the greatest prog albums ever made and sounds so 70s I'm stunned. What an album!
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