Hand. Cannot. Erase. (studio album) by Steven Wilson

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Hand. Cannot. Erase. by Steven Wilson
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-03-02
Overall rank: 565th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 353 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2015 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (79th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (565th)
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81/100 (from 353 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.6/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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85/100
From 04/04/2020 17:24
Highlights:

Happy Returns
Ancestral
Routine
Regret #9
Perfect Life
Hand Cannot Erase
Transience
First Regret
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From 01/10/2020 12:12
Well, a fine album overall. Not his best album, even though its pretty similar to his other works.
Maybe my Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson phase is over.
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From 09/12/2019 16:34
I knew Porcupine Tree but the name Steven Wilson wasn't on my radar until he put out this amazing album. I know he hates the comparison, to be the Pink Floyd of this generation, and this the album where I understand what he is trying to achieve: the interaction between the already known prog rock influences with pop and electronic elements make his trademark. He moves out from the expected structures. Every new album gets a different approach. The evolution of Pink Floyd is due to the change of music leaders. Here a single artist goes out to explore sounds for his own, in order to come back with something different each time, but with a mark that only can be attached to a Steven Wilson production.
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This man is just awesome, best artist of the decade with tame impala!
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From 03/18/2019 04:27
This album has grown to be one of my favorites. Huge fan of 3 Years Older especially. The whole album is deeply emotional, technically fantastic, and overall brilliant.
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From 08/25/2018 18:21
A powerful prog album with many influences from pop and electronica. This may sound like a wreck, but Wilson manages to use them successfully. Pop melodies are like painting brushes, giving color to the album, and a lot of subtle details. Story is awesome, and depicts a lot of feelings with a depth only Steven can provide. Wilson has found the sweet spot on which there is cohesion yet the tracks work individually without losing their strength.
Top tracks: 3 years older, Routine, Regret 9, Ancestral, Happy Returns
High: Transience, Perfect Life, Home Invasion, Hand Cannot Erase
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From 06/10/2018 18:39
The album title is so powerful. As well as the story it is inspired from. And the album does justice to both of them. The music is so urgent and the album FEELS important. I love and am haunted by the imageries it invokes. Hand. Cannot. Erase. Its so good! I really want more people to listen to it.
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From 05/25/2018 23:10
Steven takes inspiration from the unsettling true story of Joyce Carol Vincent and explores themes of isolation and alienation in urban environments (not necessarily Hemel Hempstead).
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From 12/31/2017 22:38
Steven Wilson is a genius, and I enjoy listening to the individual songs, but I can't help feeling I have heard this before.
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From 09/28/2017 04:42
easily one of the single most underrated albums of the decade
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