Drukqs (studio album) by Aphex Twin

Drukqs by Aphex Twin
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 1,134th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 268 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2001 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (175th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,134th)

Aphex Twin bestography

Drukqs is ranked 5th best out of 19 albums by Aphex Twin on BestEverAlbums.com.

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 7,381.

Aphex Twin album bestography « Higher ranked (873rd) This album (1,134th) Lower ranked (1,785th) »
SyroDrukqs...I Care Because You Do

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Drukqs track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 83 (50 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 85 (53 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 91 (175 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 77 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 76 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 68 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 76 (19 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 69 (15 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 71 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (33 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (39 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 268 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.5/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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80/100
From 11/30/2023 16:29
The most exilharating drill 'n' bass works he has ever made, interchanged by these childlike (not childish) organ pieces and confusing ambient tracks, this is just the perfect listening experience. Of course it has the necessary Aphex Twin shenanigans: Welsh titles (I think) as well as gibberish (sorry Welsh people, I cannot distinguish them), tracks that consist of one weird sound, his family wishing him happy birthday (where the only edit is that his mom's laugh is looped back I think).
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From 10/20/2023 00:23
This is a near masterpiece that is the epitome of a ‘grower’. At first it was too abrasive for me, especially comparing it with my great love of SAW 1 and its blissful beats.

Vordhosbn could well be my current favourite track from any artist. There’s so much to devour in its intricacy. Mt Saint Michel is not far behind it. Some of the other tracks I am still in the process of fully appreciating. As an example, Gwely Mernans felt like a filler for so long until just recently when I gave it my undivided attention on headphones and suddenly just ‘got’ the subtlety of the muted beat holding the track together and really became quite besotted by the haunting quality that hits you deep in your psyche.

It’s very easy to have just a glancing listen to this album even when you think you’ve paid attention. You need to give it time which can be a very long time if you’re not always in the mood for having your brain re-wired when listening to music.

The only thing holding it back from being a higher rating as a complete album is the inconsistency between tracks and the length which makes it nigh on impossible to give it its due attention for a full listen from start to finish in one sitting.
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From 08/12/2021 18:27
Personally, I think this is the best Aphex Twin album. The length of drukQs is actually a positive, it gives time for each track to breathe. There's also opportunity for diversity, in which department he does not fail to deliver. You get the peaceful, classical side of Aphex Twin, and then you also get the unstable, driven side.
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80/100
From 03/31/2020 09:01
Not his tightest release to date, but the heights are so high that you have to applaud him for being this ambitious.
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From 04/10/2019 23:48
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.
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From 12/17/2017 09:00
Not in my wheel house, highly rated though
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From 01/03/2017 02:17
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.
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From 08/12/2016 03:25
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.
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From 07/17/2013 15:38
Tu prends contrôle de la boîte à rythme.
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From 02/26/2013 02:45
So beautiful
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