Obsidian (studio album) by Baths

Obsidian by Baths
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-05-28
Overall rank: 4,995th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 83 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2013 (113th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (949th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,995th)
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Obsidian track list

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 83 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.0/100, a mean average of 73.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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95/100
From 01/03/2014 11:21
dark, yet very beautiful
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From 12/22/2013 12:27
Wiesenfeld sounds like he's battling a sea of troubles yet he remains strong and focused here.
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80/100
From 11/16/2013 14:32
A good record with its moments of greatness (Miasma Sky, Ossuary, Phaedra).
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From 11/11/2013 02:37
I LOVE THIS SOUND

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From 07/21/2013 15:28
I've listened to this album a couple of times by now. It's definitely one of the stronger efforts from this year's album outputs. Baths create a thick fog of dark electronic and experimental sounds. I especially love the track Earth Death, it has a really dark midnight vibe to it.
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From 07/15/2013 16:39
The first three songs are some of the best of 2013, the rest is sadly quite forgettable after such a great start.
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80/100
From 07/09/2013 21:09
“Obsidian", is an example of how interesting and good experimental music can be. The man behind the moniker of Baths is Will Wiesenfeld, and this is his second album. This album, as the cover would suggest, can get dark. Perhaps the best example of that is the Nine-Inch-Nails-sounding “Earth Death", in which Wiesenfeld keeps repeating “Come kill me/I see/So alone". It’s very interesting music, though at times, it can get a little slow, but generally speaking, this is a really cool album, definitely worth checking out.
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65/100
From 05/30/2013 01:48
I kind of feel about this album the way I felt about Amok, which is that it is more style over substance. It's very relaxed with a great attention to detail, but the songwriting doesn't always capture me. Still, I think some songs are great and most all of the songs have great sounds and textures.
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