Glassworks

Philip Glass - Glassworks
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1982 Ratings: #29 / 160
User Score
Based on 243 ratings
1982 Ratings: #5
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100

SJO Counter: 6

I was originally gonna have the rating as an 85 but, the more I thought about it, this deserves a 100. Rubric and Floe are such beautiful tracks, how could anyone not like them?!?!??!?! how?!?!?!? Anyway, the opener on this track is really beautiful. It's just some really nice piano. This reminds me of Brian Eno. I've only heard 1 album of his (Ambient 1: Music for Airports) but, it reminds me of a lot of him. Then the album takes an amazing turn, to the second track Floe. How ... read more

Toasterqueen12
96

Daily October Horror

24/31

If there's one thing Philip Glass is known for, it was being mysterious. Ok maybe that's not true, I just can't find that much info on him. His Twitter doesn't have much, there isn't any books or movies. He's sometimes only known as "The Candyman Guy." And while I bet Mr. Glass is a very interesting person, his illusionary and mysterious nature only add to how cool this album is.

This album feels like it was just formed into existence by a race of ... read more

Mythic
88

This is quite possibly the most ear-gasmic album I’ve ever heard. Almost overwhelming.

willowsfields
88

Glassworks inspires a certain sense of wonder in me that's hard to describe. The opener, one of the most emotionally stirring piano pieces I've likely ever heard, was a really beautiful and meditative introduction into this record's sound and world. If the entire record sounded like this, or at the very least had a more distinct sound and concept, I probably would've rated it significantly higher. However, even in spite of this, Glassworks features some pretty amazing and beautiful ... read more

oernenfilthy
98

Listening to Glassworks can make me feel 1. Very wealthy and 2. Like a character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Either way, it's truly a marvel of beauty.

Phoenix
NR

GEM / CLASSIC?

I'm touching another dimension.

S-TIER TRACK: FLOE.

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Track List

1Opening
6:24
95
2Floe
5:59
93
3Islands
7:40
92
4Rubric
6:04
93
5Facades
7:21
91
6Closing
5:57
96
Total Length: 39 minutes

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Added on: November 21, 2014