Aphex Twin - drukQs
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2001 Ratings: #141 / 177
User Score
Based on 216 ratings
2001 Ratings: #42
October 22, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Sire / WEA / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME
What ‘Drukqs’ never is, of course, is boring. It’s also beautifully paced. No track sounds like the one before, even though Aphex rarely strays far from the musical palate that’s served him so well in the past.
90
Sputnikmusic

DrukQs is an exercise in beauty. It's not the kind of beauty that washes over you and soothes you, it's the beauty that offers relief after being bombarded by a blistering attack of extremely heavy acid music.

80
Drowned in Sound
It wouldn’t surprise me if music students are studying this album in 200 years time.
80
Tiny Mix Tapes
While to others, they deem the album sequencing poorly executed, but in my opinion, it makes it all the better. But such minor nitpicks shouldn’t have to be made about this album. Overall, it’s fun to listen to and it recalls the best of Aphex’s career, while also adding some new classics to his catalog.
60
AllMusic

Spreading 30 tracks (most with unpronounceable titles) across two discs, Drukqs sounds less like a major new statement from electronica's best producer than the results of a Sunday afternoon's trawl through his hard drive for files he hasn't released before.

55
Pitchfork

From a man who has made a career staying a step ahead of his fans, an album as conventional as Drukqs comes as a sad surprise.

50
Spin
The resulting cavalcade of "decent bits" seldom leaves an imprint in your memory, let alone your heart.
40
The Guardian

Drukqs - supposedly recorded over a five-year period - is a collection of fragments, abstractions and barely half-baked ideas.

20
Rolling Stone

With Drukqs, James delivers his most irrelevant album to date: a double CD, thirty-track compendium of indecipherable song titles, gratuitously weird sounds and occasional wisps of ersatz classical piano that are aimlessly pretty.

amygoodall
95
good
100
Doesn't feel long at all. Almost everything executed here feels essential.
rika_
90
honestly my only gripe with this album is that some tracks just seem like total filler, but the best parts of the album are good enough to make this not a very big deal

disc 1
fav tracks: mt saint michel + saint michaels mount, vordhosbn, omgyjya-switch7, cock/ver 10, bbydhyonchord
least fav track: kladfvgbung micshk
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disc 2
fav tracks: ziggomatic 17, afx237 v.7, 54 cymru beats, taking control, meltphace 6
least fav track: ???
Cyan
92
OK I gave this multiple listens and I gotta say there was a lot I was missing. A LOT!!! One of the first things you'll notice in your first listen is how different this album is from james' other work. That will most likely push you away. But if you insist and give it some more chances it'll show a genius that is the cure for an itch you've always had... At least that's what I felt. Also this is the most diverse sounding aphex twin release. So overall a pure, underrated and misunderstood ... read more
Janhvi
48
Only the piano and keyboards tracks are great other are sounds pointless and mess
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Track List

Disc 1

  1. Jynweythek 
  2. Vordhosbn 
  3. Kladfvgbung Micshk 
  4. Omgyjya-Switch 7 
  5. Strotha Tynhe 
  6. Gwely Mernans 
  7. Bbydhyonchord 
  8. Cock/Ver 10 
  9. Avril 14th 
  10. Mt. Saint Michel Mix/St. Michaels Mount 
  11. Gwarek 2 
  12. Orban Eq Trx 4 
  13. Aussois 
  14. Hy A Scullyas Lyf A Dhagrow 
  15. Kesson Daslef 

Disc 2

  1. 54 Cymru Beats 
  2. Btoum-Roumada 
  3. Lornaderek 
  4. Penty Harmomium 
  5. Meltphace 6 
  6. Bit 4 
  7. Prep Gwarlek 3b 
  8. Father 
  9. Taking Control 
  10. Petiatil Cx Htdui 
  11. Ruglen Holon 
  12. Afx237 V7 
  13. Ziggomatic V17 
  14. Beskhu3epnm 
  15. Nanou 2
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