TNT (studio album) by Tortoise

TNT by Tortoise
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 955th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 259 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (185th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (955th)
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TNT is ranked as the best album by Tortoise.

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80/100 (from 259 votes)
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From 03/04/2018 19:44
This album—TNT—is one of the greatest musical experiences out there. By the end of Ten-Day Interval, I feel like I've escaped reality, and from that point on the album leads me from place to place on a beautiful, hypnotic journey that doesn't let up until the last notes fade out on Everglade.

If you have the patience to learn the ins and outs of this album, you will be rewarded with a magical experience unlike any other.
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From 07/12/2016 23:43
The most comforting album I own.
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From 10/22/2013 12:53
There are too many things to say about Tortoise.
I love their music, the style of production, etc.
One of the most interesting bands alive.
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From 07/31/2011 16:37
With their rich combination of Steve Reich-style minimilism, dub, electronic music, funk, progressive Canterbury-style jazz-rock and rhythmic experimentation, Tortoise have invented a music that is closer to classical and jazz than rock.
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