Drukqs (studio album) by Aphex Twin

Drukqs by Aphex Twin
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 1,148th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 234 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2001 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (187th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,148th)

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 237 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,016.

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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: 82 (40 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 84 (41 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 79 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 92 (144 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 74 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 69 (14 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (29 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 80 (27 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 68 (24 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 76 (14 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 70 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 74 (23 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 73 (23 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (25 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (24 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (23 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (24 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 82 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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Drukqs ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 234 votes)
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11/04/2021 16:48 teague  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,52780/100
 
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11/01/2021 18:19 Brandonjtg  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,68888/100
 
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10/04/2021 07:41 Jibb  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 61083/100

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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 75.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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95/100
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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85/100
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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60/100
From 12/17/2017 09:00
Not in my wheel house, highly rated though
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80/100
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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90/100
From 11/01/2012 05:24
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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