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

The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) by Steven Wilson
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-02-25
Overall rank: 949th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 295 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2013 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (138th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (949th)
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The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) is ranked 2nd best out of 12 albums by Steven Wilson on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steven Wilson is Hand. Cannot. Erase. which is ranked number 551 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,529.

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78/100 (from 295 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.9.

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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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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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From 03/01/2017 01:18
Favoritas: The Raven That Refused to Sing, Drive Home, Luminol
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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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85/100
From 03/10/2016 14:40
I only started listening to Steven Wilson's music (Porcupine Tree's & Blackfield) 4 months ago after attending a King Crimson concert and seeing Gavin Harrison played which led me to discovering SW's music. I was immediately hooked on his work with The Porcupine Tree and picked up this record without knowing anything about it.

At first glance the concept seems pretty cool! I love Victorian style ghost stories! That concept I gave 4 stars alone.

At first listen, there's not a single bad song in this album. It's tight! I loved it right away. It almost sound like a King Crimson/Genesis album. The guitar solo in Drive Home is simply euphoric. My husband who doesn't know anything about SW's music said that's probably the top 3 guitar solo he's heard.

'The Watchmaker' reminded me of Genesis' 'Cinema Show' in terms of the arrangement. It sound delightful. The title track 'The Raven that refused to sing' had some Godspeed You Black Emperor's moment which was haunting and impactful.

All in all its a great album but sound too much like a tribute album to King Crimson, Genesis and Jethro Tull. It's original but lack of originality if you know what I mean. If I hadn't heard 'Hand Cannot Erase', I would probably rate this 90 out of 100. However after listening to Hand Cannot Erase, I have to drop the score to 85/100.
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From 02/03/2016 17:54
A collection of Seventies' sounds in a modern surrounding, perhaps not the most original album around, but wonderfully beautiful.
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From 08/22/2015 18:56
That guitar solo on drive home is simply amazing
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