Impossible Soul (track) by Sufjan Stevens

Impossible Soul by Sufjan Stevens
Year: 2010
From the album The Age Of Adz (track #11)
Average Rating: 
92/100 (from 265 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history

Impossible Soul appears on the following album(s) by Sufjan Stevens:


Sorry, no matches on eBay for "Impossible Soul Sufjan Stevens".

  My favourite store:  

Upcoming concerts

Jul
30
Fri
21:00
Usher - The Vegas Residency
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Jul
30
Fri
20:00
The Format
The Van Buren, Phoenix, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Sep
24
Fri
19:00
Riley Green - Upgrade Meet & Greet Packages
Northwell Health at Jones Beach The, Wantagh, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Impossible Soul on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Impossible Soul ratings

Average Rating: 
92/100 (from 265 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this track. | Show all 265 ratings for this track.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberTrack ratingsAvg. track rating
 
90/100
 Report rating
07/21/2021 18:33 jtrizzle35  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,30780/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
07/11/2021 16:19 MarcVeni  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 434100/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
06/02/2021 07:22 LosWochos  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 119,51981/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
05/17/2021 08:21 NJ  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 85286/100
 
95/100
 Report rating
05/06/2021 21:23 flamingyesdept  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 13,58382/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some tracks can have several thousand ratings)

This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 92.0/100, a mean average of 91.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 92.6/100. The standard deviation for this track is 12.0.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Impossible Soul favourites

Showing all 18 members who have added this track as a favourite

Impossible Soul comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 12 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
100/100
From 10/14/2020 15:04
Steven's magnum opus. Its impeccably created with very few weak points throughout the entire 26 min run time. More often than not, its exuberant, gorgeous, uplifting, emotional, and the peak of Steven's output. The fact that he can create a song of this length with so many different sections and yet keep it focused and entertaining the whole time is a testament to his prowess as a songwriter.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 08/22/2019 18:07
Boy, we made such a mess together...
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 10/24/2017 05:29
I wish this song ended after the first section, because I am in love with that melody but I really hate the rest of the song.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (3 helpful | 4 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 10/10/2017 19:53
Holy hell this song is just indescribably good. You don't see a lot of 25 minute long songs after like 1975 but this is just borderline perfect.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 03/16/2017 03:56
Definitely one of Sufjan's best songs. I remember seeing him live on his Age of Adz tour and not many fans knew what to make of the album and this song, having grown to love his banjo tunes. I got the album a few days earlier and quickly fell in love with it and this song, so "their opus" as he referred to in on stage was the highlight of the show for me.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 02/22/2017 00:43
greatest song of all time.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (3 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 11/20/2016 22:10
I wholeheartedly think this is Sufjan's best work
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +4 votes (5 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 07/28/2016 12:18
what a sick song.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From 04/12/2016 00:22
Some next level sonic exploration. This song is nuts, it bends time and reality and just goes on forever, like the impossible nature of the soul. This song epitomises life, crazy soft beautiful and in the end one turbulent rollercoaster of random events expressed through the spontaneous styles, effects and sounds, encompassing everything it means to be alive and our life upon reflection and hindsight. Chaos. But through this he asks us to find order by listening to our soul 'dont be distracted'
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +7 votes (7 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 05/02/2015 20:54
Sufjan's Atom Heart Mother??? Maybe
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Impossible Soul

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this track by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this track.
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
Back to Top