The Trials Of Van Occupanther (album) by Midlake

The Trials Of Van Occupanther
The Trials Of Van Occupanther by Midlake (2006)
Release date: 2006-06-05
Overall rank: 1,130th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 136 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2006 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (189th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,130th)
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The Trials Of Van Occupanther is ranked as the best album by Midlake.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 136 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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From indiegator 12/16/2018 22:26
Just discovered this album. This is one of the most beautiful albums from the 2000's! Beautiful melodies and harmonies. Great voice. With a seventies feel.
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From Strangel 12/06/2016 21:06
Saw them at the Meredith Music Festival many years ago. I went away from that festival wanting to hear more of them and another group called Band of Horses. Both bands had great albums that I went and bought immediately. This is the one that seems most enduring though. It's a cracking album that they haven't been able to match since. Definitely a retro 70s feel but with a richer noughties sound.
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From buzzdainer 03/18/2016 16:12
I'm not normally a huge fan of concept albums, but when I hear a good one, I think I like it even better than a conventional collection of tracks. This one centers on a lovelorn, nostalgia-ridden protagonist named Van Occupanther, who must have lived in some mythical past surrounded by dense forests, soaring woodwinds, and spacey production lost somewhere in the Fleetwood Mac-era seventies. Sign me up. This is a fantastic album with very few creative missteps.
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90/100
From ruckermanley 06/18/2015 17:31
Really something special going on here. Shocking it isn't more popular.
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From mostlymor 10/15/2014 18:32
I love this album! Song after song of bittersweet gorgeousness! It is probably the most underrated LP here on the site, especially considering Fleet Foxes stole it wholesale for their debut. It really repays the effort of repeated listening. Give it a chance to improve your world.
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From jhuik 07/13/2014 23:42
The thing about keeping on listening to music is that every once in a while you discover something completely underground and apparently forgotten by time yet really brilliant. Wow.
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From Hayden 03/07/2013 23:10
They have a few versions of Roscoe, and sadly my favourite version wasn't put on the album.. But it's a brilliant song. Whole bunch of other good songs on here too.
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From 19loveless91 06/30/2012 13:36
Underrated much?? A damn fine album, thank you some random dude I chatted with online that one time.

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From Jimmy Dread 09/03/2011 12:12
Love this LP. There's a rumour going around that it was conceived to be a soundtrack to the old computer game "The Yukon Trail" - not sure if that's true but I'd love it to be! I read an interview with Tim Smith some time ago where he cited Jimmee Sphreeis' "Isle Of View" as a big inspiration. If you love ...Van Occupanther, I thoroughly recommend you check it out - you will NOT be disappointed!
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