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Rock Bottom

Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1974 Ratings: #12 / 89
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
1974 Ratings: #6
July 26, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin Records / Label
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TreyLikesBands
91
Amazing

The mix of spacey, mismatched instrumentation and the cacophonous, full-of-range lead vocals make for a stellar and introspective record. It just solidifies Wyatt as a musically-gifted genius. One of my biggest inspirations.

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: all of them!
LEAST FAV: n/a
thejacktackshac
91
Cover Art Rating-9.5/10
Designed by Benge
Sketch of of an ocean shore
“All the covers were getting more and more complicated, competing with each other for pizzazz, the only way to counter that...was to be absolutely minimal and quiet”-Benge

Album Analysis:
Eclectic and undeniably puzzling, Robert Wyatt brought to the table on Rock Bottom, rich polyrhythmic melodies that tickle the brain, vocals that are like a feather rubbing against my face, and more importantly a ... read more
EMR
89
An exoteric, psychedelic journey through the endlessly cryptic soundscapes of the early progressive-rock scene, mixing both enigmatic songwriting and fantastic, surrealistic sound crafting, polished by jazzy arrangements and off-kilter vocals by the legendary Robert Wyatt. Visionary!
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
Doofy
97
Sample lyric:

'Not nit.
Not nit.
No, not nit. Nit.
Folly bololey'

Excellent!
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Track List

  1. Sea Song
  2. A Last Straw
  3. Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road
  4. Alifib
  5. Alifie
  6. Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road 
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