Drukqs (studio album) by Aphex Twin
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The best album by Aphex Twin is Selected Ambient Works 85-92 which is ranked number 230 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,600.
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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.4/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.
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Not his tightest release to date, but the heights are so high that you have to applaud him for being this ambitious.
Very personal and experimental triumph. My favorite Aphex Twin album and one of my very favorite albums ever. Contains two of his most beautiful pieces.
Not in my wheel house, highly rated though
If Drukqs was trimmed down a bit, it would be up there with his best works, but it's weighed down a bit by filler.
I don't think I'll ever listen to the complete album again. But still, is one of the most interesting albums I've ever listen to.
Tu prends contrôle de la boîte à rythme.
For whatever reason, this is one of the most emotionally resonant albums I've heard. Even the most loud erratic tracks have a calm, serene core. There's a beautiful melancholia to this album.
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