A Winged Victory for the Sullen

A Winged Victory for the Sullen - A Winged Victory for the Sullen
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Based on 9 reviews
2011 Ratings: #16 / 997
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Based on 132 ratings
2011 Ratings: #25
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Unbelievably beautiful.

Space Vacation

"A Symphony Pathetique" is so simple yet so beautiful.
A great album to sit and truly listen to and submerge in.
Very emotional.


I spend a ton of time listening to mediocre to decent ambient albums. This thing is fucking incredible. There are moments in this album that make me nostalgic for a forlorn past I never really had. Listening to this with headphones on, walking around, makes me feel like I'm within a very important but beautifully fragile place in my life, alluding to the fleeting nature of reality itself that makes life simultaneously strange and wondrous and timeless and indescribably heartbreaking.


beautiful, soothing, emotional


"A Winged Victory for the Sullen" is a delicate and melancholic ambient album and while the first track is quite promising the album's sound is one dimensional, as a result it becomes tiresome.

Highlights: "We Played Some Open Chords", "Minuet for a Cheap Piano"


quiet, slow and ambient - extraordinary suitable for relaxing without any vestige of boredom and pettiness

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Track List

  1. We Played Some Open Chords 
  2. Requiem for the Static King Part 1 
  3. Requiem for the Static King Part 2 
  4. Minuet for a Cheap Piano 
  5. Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears 
  6. A Symphony Pathetique 
  7. All Farewells Are Sudden

Year End Lists

#16/Drowned in Sound
#46/Tiny Mix Tapes
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Added on: September 15, 2011