Scott Walker - The Drift
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Based on 16 reviews
2006 Ratings: #14 / 687
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Based on 80 ratings
2006 Ratings: #31
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May 23, 2006 / Release Date
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WhatTheFunk
85
"THE HORROR SHOW" (PART. 6/13)

Are you ready to have nightmares all night?

In the little game of interpretations, the cover of "The Drift" already represents a frightening curiosity: a photograph of an unknown, fascinating and disturbing planetary ground, the contours of a monstrous creature emerging from the depths of the night or a metaphorical representation of the worst horrors hidden in our unconscious? Probably all three at once....

"Oh ye who enter here, ... read more
EarCandy
NR
I AM THE ONLY ONE LEFT ALIVE!

Soaked, sunburnt, and shipwrecked, Scott Walker invites us to join him in his drifting agony, as he lies on a wooden plank which was all that was left of a destroyed vessel he was traveling on after a violent storm forced the passengers to abandon ship. After coming to terms with his situation in the middle of the night, lying on his back a few inches atop the black of the unknown ocean, while the relentless pale stare of the moon watches his every move, he ... read more
AtTehDriveThru
83
My mans said "what's up, doc?"
ROXAAN
55
Terrifying.
EMR
75
Scott Walker's return from the darkness continues as he dwelves even further into the abyss with The Drift. Even though it has much less majesty and creativity than the legendary Tilt, this record impresses with a huge plethora of sounds and textures developed and employed by Walker himself in each of the tracks on the album. His precise and orchestrated crafting of the sounds here is something to behold, as seen on the intense The Escape or the stretched out textured Cue. Even more impressive ... read more
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Track List

  1. Cossacks Are
  2. Clara
  3. Jesse
  4. Jolson and Jones
  5. Cue
  6. Audience
  7. Buzzers
  8. Psoriatic
  9. The Escape
  10. A Lover Loves
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