The Drift (studio album) by Scott Walker
Scott Walker bestography
The best album by Scott Walker is Scott 4 which is ranked number 863 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,185.
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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 77.2/100, a mean average of 75.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.3.
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I went back and listened to this album after Scott's recent death and found myself pleasantly surprised. Psst, psst, psst, psst. Yes, it's a challenging listen but with total focus and the lights out it is an unsettling (in a good way) and captivating experience. Psst, psst, psst, psst. The only grumble is Scott's voice. Aside from the last track it's pretty much in the same key, the same tone and has the same unmelodic phrasing on every 'song'. Psst, psst, psst, psst. Sometimes I wonder if it would be more effective without the vocal track. Psst, psst, psst, psst. Still it doesn't tarnish the album and overall it's a mesmerizing piece of work. Psst, psst, psst, psst. Just not one for the Christmas party. Psst, psst, psst, psst.
The donkey and Zombie Donald Duck appearances make nice surprises :)
Cossacks, is great. The rest pretentious wank. It's not to say o don't enjoy some of it, but at the end of the day, so what? You don't have to like this you know?
An album everyone should hear once. Not something i feel driven to return to often but definitely a worthwhile listen ... and by worthwhile I mean bone chillingly terrifying.
Scott Walker is a mad scientist and a genius, but also, Christ, there's no need to make such a terrifying album.
The most insane and frightening album I've ever listened to. But immensely beautiful too - in its own strange way.
Scariest album ever.
Cosmic, yet extremely menacing. Nobody but Scott Walker can make an album like this, completely insane yet remarkably coherent and ambitious. He pulls of a seemingly impossible feat.
This is the most messed up thing I've ever heard. Cannot recommend it more highly.
lol wtf is this
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