Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused
Critic Score
Based on 35 reviews
2014 Ratings: #59 / 964
Year End Rank: #43
User Score
Based on 108 ratings
2014 Ratings: #244
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October 21, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD / Label
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Sunn O))), Scott Walker / Primary Artists
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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.


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.


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.

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.​

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.

I Can´t understand this noise yet, i can´t find his form or his sense

Aún no puedo entrar en esta música, no puedo encontrar su forma o el sentido que tiene.
Wow, the reception here compared to Scott's other late avant works surprised me. Essentially every kitsch rock or music mag under our sun praises this... but why can't I enjoy it too? I'm not too contrarian for the cool kids surely!

Sunn O)) and Scott Walker, at this time, were arguably some of the most daring while terrifying artists. More so Scott, a man who had lived a life then wanted to bring these gathered thoughts into music. Not pretty baroque pop songs again but an entirely new sonic ... read more
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!
Very good
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!
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Added on: July 17, 2014