Ravedeath, 1972 - Tim Hecker
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. Sep 2, 2011
    0
    Has anyone actually listened to this CD all the way through. It is unbearable and is like James Blake on downers. Seriously, it is pure noise slowed down to a snails pace and all the drugs in the world can't put Humpty Heckler back together again.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
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  1. May 18, 2011
    70
    It has many of the same sounds and instruments he relies upon-mauled pianos, organs, and guitars, mostly-but the way they're structured within the songs and as part of the whole are new. The record seems to have no center, no shining single moment, no climax or vortex. Instead it hovers lightly but ominously, like the notes in the songs themselves, hanging in midair without ever dropping to the floor.
  2. Apr 28, 2011
    80
    The album has almost Wagnerian scope and immersive power, and at just over 50 minutes it's well organised as a start-to-finish listen. [Mar 2011, p.50]
  3. Apr 12, 2011
    90
    What resulted is ultimately an album of destructive beauty. Elegance married with sonic destruction!