The Drift (studio album) by Scott Walker

The Drift
The Drift by Scott Walker
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-05-08
Overall rank: 1,961st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 129 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2006 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (348th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,961st)

Scott Walker bestography

The Drift is ranked 2nd best out of 21 albums by Scott Walker on BestEverAlbums.com.

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.

Scott Walker album bestography « Higher ranked (863rd) This album (1,961st) Lower ranked (2,138th) »
Scott 4The DriftScott 3

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The Drift track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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The Drift ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 129 votes)
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07/14/2020 07:11 Gowi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,91279/100
 
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06/24/2020 01:46 Maxence  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,66561/100
 
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02/07/2020 23:06 pjerske  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,89080/100

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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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80/100
From 04/02/2019 15:32
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.
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80/100
From 09/19/2017 14:51
Scary stuff..
The donkey and Zombie Donald Duck appearances make nice surprises :)
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80/100
From 08/13/2016 18:50
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?
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From 05/25/2016 23:05
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.
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90/100
From 07/17/2015 21:46
Scott Walker is a mad scientist and a genius, but also, Christ, there's no need to make such a terrifying album.
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From 07/24/2013 15:00
The most insane and frightening album I've ever listened to. But immensely beautiful too - in its own strange way.
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95/100
From 03/01/2013 00:52
Scariest album ever.
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From 12/05/2012 04:06
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.
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100/100
From 11/15/2012 06:10
This is the most messed up thing I've ever heard. Cannot recommend it more highly.
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From 11/03/2012 22:08
lol wtf is this
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