Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused
Critic Score
Based on 32 reviews
2014 Ratings: #32 / 845
Year End Rank: #43
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2014 Ratings: #154
October 21, 2014 / Release Date
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4AD / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Walker's and Sunn 0)))'s individual identities, while always on full display, are brought jaggedly and thunderously together in an enthralling recording that equals the sum of its mighty parts.

80
Clash

Latin lamentations and oscillating interferences spin sinful tales of transgression and violation, with a flagellating undercurrent of austerity, to create an uneasy, intuitive, idiosyncratic masterpiece.

74
Pitchfork

Their collaborative LP Soused feels more like an event and an experience than a vital, persevering record for either party involved. It’s good and, at times, completely absorbing, especially when Walker and the amplifiers seem to be fighting on the same side of a great battle.

70
Rolling Stone

This teaming of a gifted poet and bruising metalheads is like Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu – but about half as long, and about twice as heavy.​

60
The Needle Drop

While Sunn o))) and Scott Walker make the effort to accommodate one another on this new collaborative album, the chemistry isn't as explosive as I had hoped.

95
Scott Walker's best album since 1995's Tilt see him on cracking form as a singer and songwriter. Sunn O)))'s contribution is mesmeric and powerful! The production is second to none with all manner of Walker's usual whips and other assorted sound devices. Sunn O))) do not play second fiddle either! Their contribution is a stunning wall of sound that vibrates the soul! All in all a thourally recommended album!
tha138
73
If you survived from this avant-garde, metallic extravaganza, it's sure that you've passed the crucial test but your mental state is in critical situation.
So, try to listen to it once more, immediately and examine the results!
Hypnoglitz
70
Pretty cool how I feel such a like and dislike of this project. Unique. Curious if this will call back for more listens.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
98
World is not ready for this record. Mindblowing pioneeristic sound aesthetic. It will change something.
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Track List

  1. Brando
  2. Herod 2014
  3. Bull
  4. Fetish
  5. Lullaby
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