Substrata (album) by Biosphere

Substrata
Substrata by Biosphere (1997)
Overall rank: 3,913th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 68 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1997 (73rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (768th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,913th)
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 68 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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65/100
From JulianR 06/17/2019 23:04
An album that I wanted to enjoy, and really can't say that I did. It is very dark, very chilling. But overall not that musically interesting. I love generally the incorporation of field recordings into music, but they were a little lackluster in this instance. I just felt like I could guess what was going to happen next the whole time. snippet of a field recording/sample of someone talking, some repetitive uninteresting musical thing for 4 minutes, new sample, etc.

I will try and come back to this album. There are very few critically acclaimed albums that I have gone back to multiple times that have not finally clicked in some form. But also, this album feels like there's not a whole lot to click. I didn't enjoy the atmosphere, and thats about all there is.

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From Luigii 06/14/2018 20:10
This is one of those few albums that I need to hear a couple more times before I give my final rating. As of now it is really pleasant album that give this vibe of being cold and beautiful. However, the album somewhat keeps me hanging wanting more from it. It might be due to loving an album like Pop where there is multiple details for days or the deceptive nature of Pop. While Substrata doesn't go that far. Maybe this is one point in time where ambient as well as ambient techno got more impressive now then back in 97. So we will see if this holds up on a few more listens.
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From Lowkey 11/05/2015 14:16
Chilling, and that's not just because it's Arctic Ambient.
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From TripDowntown 06/14/2012 02:39
One of the greatest ambient albums, deserves a much higher ranking.
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Best Albums of 1997
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Homogenic by Björk
3. Either/Or by Elliott Smith
4. The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
5. Urban Hymns by The Verve
6. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized
7. The Colour And The Shape by Foo Fighters
8. F♯A♯∞ by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
9. Perfect From Now On by Built To Spill
10. The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
11. The Fat Of The Land by The Prodigy
12. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One by Yo La Tengo
13. The Mollusk by Ween
14. Blur by Blur
15. Mogwai Young Team by Mogwai
16. Homework by Daft Punk
17. Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind
18. Buena Vista Social Club by Buena Vista Social Club
19. Portishead by Portishead
20. Time Out Of Mind by Bob Dylan


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