The Drift - Scott Walker
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Universal acclaim- based on 114 Ratings

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  • Summary: The legendary singer-songwriter and one-time teen idol re-emerges with his first album in 11 years. Anyone expecting conventional rock or pop should look elsewhere, however, as it is even more challenging than previous release 'Tilt.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Walker has gone as far into the atmosphere as one can travel while still being earthbound. [Jul 2006, p.210]
  2. Despite its complexity, every twist and turn of The Drift is absolutely compelling.
  3. 'The Drift' is an extraordinary piece of work, even more challenging and expansive than Scott Walker's startling last album.
  4. [An] uneasy listening masterwork.
  5. 80
    This is a record that genuinely sounds like nothing you have heard before. If you can rise to its portentous challenge... The Drift will prove to be a frightening, bewitching and rewarding experience. [Jun 2006, p.96]
  6. This is a beautiful nightmare with no referent in pop and few in recorded-music history. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.131]
  7. It could be high art. It could be utter bollocks. Either way, it's lovely when it's over. [Jun 2006, p.119]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 49
  2. Negative: 17 out of 49