The Catastrophist (album) by Tortoise

The Catastrophist
The Catastrophist by Tortoise (2016)
Release date: 2016-01-22
Overall rank: 26,203rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 36 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2016 (523rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (5,827th)
Award Best albums of all time (26,203rd)
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Tortoise bestography

The Catastrophist is ranked 6th best out of 12 albums by Tortoise on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tortoise is TNT which is ranked number 978 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,663.

Tortoise album bestography « Higher ranked (17,002nd) This album (26,203rd) Lower ranked (26,592nd) »
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The Catastrophist track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 36 votes)
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04/17/2019 02:49 rliberty  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,30378/100
 
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01/24/2019 17:24 NowhereMan  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,05380/100
 
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02/25/2018 16:57 TonOfApes  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,05481/100

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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 71.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 10.9.

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From SleepDealer 01/27/2016 14:19
While there are hints at classic Tortoise here (e.g. the first two tracks and Gesceap) the overall result is more disappointing than I'd hoped. I have no problem with vocals on a Tortoise album, however, the results are mixed - 'Rock On' sounds OK on its own but it spoils the flow of the album, and 'Yonder Blue' is lovely but creates a high that the following tracks pale in comparison to. It's great to have them back, but a shame they could not make something more coherent.
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