Currents (album) by Tame Impala

Currents
Currents by Tame Impala
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-07-17
Overall rank: 169th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,150 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2015 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (17th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (169th)
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Tame Impala bestography

Currents is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Tame Impala on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tame Impala is Lonerism which is ranked number 63 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,049.

Tame Impala album bestography « Higher ranked (63rd) This album (169th) Lower ranked (343rd) »
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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85/100
From 05/01/2020 00:54
A truly piece of art of the 2010’s, it will be a classic
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From 04/01/2020 05:24
Not one poor song on the entire album. A perfect breakup record that features wonderful hypnotic and perfectly measured psychedelic sounds.

Another comment mentioned the comparison of Tame Impala and Radiohead. I cannot disagree with that comparison. OK Computer and Lonerism both featuring familiar sounds while Kid A and Currents tackle new ones.

A masterpiece of heartbreak and pure psychedelic pop and rock, nothing like I have ever heard before. Kevin Parker’s baby.

10/10.
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95/100
From 03/31/2020 06:14
When judging the discography of one of the 21st century's best artists, I tend to believe this record is the crowning achievement of Kevin Parker's blossoming career. This album is so fluid yet containing some strong production and heavy, head bobbing beats on tracks such as 'New Person, Same Old Mistakes' and 'Yes I'm Changing'. Comparing this with Lonerism (2012) is like picking between OK Computer (1997) and Kid A (2000). In the case of Tame Impala, I'll take Kid A.
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65/100
From 02/25/2020 19:15
Definitely a disappointing follow-up to Lonerism, which is a stone-cold classic. There is virtually no guitars here, and Tame Impala is no Radiohead, meaning this transition was nowhere near as smooth or successful. Most of the tracks sound the same to me and nothing besides the last track stuck in my mind, and I was honestly waiting for it to end. This works better as car commercial music, club music, or background IMO. The production is amazing, but that's about it for me. It seems a little overrated on this website, and albums from 2015 like Hand.Cannot.Erase and I Love you Honeybear are far better.
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45/100
From 02/22/2020 20:53
A disappointing album for me, only just a couple of tracks I like.
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From 08/13/2019 16:24
Currents is commendable for its cohesiveness and commitment to a certain aesthetic. The problems that I have with the album are matters of taste. Kevin Parker is clearly trying to push his sound more towards pop than rock on this album. For me, too many of the songs rely on a hook and there aren't enough instrumentals. The best songs on the album, in my opinion, are the ones with extended instrumentals. I can't tell if he's trying too hard to say something or if this is the type of music that he prefers but I enjoy Lonerism a lot more. "Let It Happen" and "The Less I Know The Better" are both incredible songs and there are parts of other songs that I really enjoy but, overall, it's missing what made Lonerism so great.
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From 07/04/2019 16:50
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Great move of Kevin parker from psychedelic rock to psychodelic Pop, this album is at the same level of Lonerism, some people dont like artists change genre but common, The Beatles pass from a boy band to psychodelic rock and it was awesome

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From 06/15/2019 23:40
Parker was 26 when he started recording this. I was 21 when it came out. Four years later, I can safely say this is an essential mid-20s/quarter-life album. A 50-minute meditation on change and choices is nothing new but its executed to perfection. Kevin gives voice to those who have managed to get their shit together but are yet to figure out to what end.
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From 05/29/2019 06:27
A really cool album here. The vibes are great for chill listening.
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