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

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The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) by Steven Wilson (2013)
Release date: 2013-02-25
Overall rank: 1,143rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 268 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2013 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (132nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,143rd)

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Steven Wilson bestography

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 740 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,468.

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The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickLuminol
 87/100 (74 votes)
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2.Track pickDrive Home
 87/100 (70 votes)
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3.The Holy Drinker
 83/100 (58 votes)
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4.The Pin Drop
 81/100 (57 votes)
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5.The Watchmaker
 84/100 (60 votes)
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6.Track pickThe Raven That Refused To Sing
 87/100 (79 votes)
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90/100
A phenomenal homage to 70s prog rock with exceptional attention to detail.
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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
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 jhuik
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 nitomano
Favoritas: The Raven That Refused to Sing, Drive Home, Luminol
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80/100
From M42K0
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 js9394
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 Gionzi
A collection of Seventies' sounds in a modern surrounding, perhaps not the most original album around, but wonderfully beautiful.
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95/100
That guitar solo on drive home is simply amazing
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From Yoooreds
From my end of 2013 personal top 10

Number 1 of 2013 by a country mile and some. The clearest winner of the poll, I ever did hear. Backed up with my concert of the year at The Royal Festival Hall, which was even better than the performance at The Royal Albert Hall, later in 2013.
This album has already won most polls and awards in the category, and has been criminally overlooked by music press, outside the genre. Some would argue that it is a tribute to King Crimson and Yes, but that would be missing everything. This is an artist at his creative peak, surrounded by the best in the business. Special mention to Marco Minnemann on drums, but to be fair the whole assemble deserve a name check. Guthrie Govan (and that guitar solo on Drive Home), Nick Beggs on Bass, Theo Travis on Flute, Sax & Clarinet, and Adam Holzman on Keys. All brilliant, and all easy to pick out in the amazing production of Alan Parsons and Steven Wilson himself. I can’t rate this album high enough. It’s just brilliant.
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