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Scott 4

Scott Walker

1969

Scott 4

Album Summary

Scott 4 is Scott Walker's fifth solo album. It was released in late 1969 under his birth name, Scott Engel, and failed to chart. Reissues have been released under his stage name. It has since received praise as one of Walker's best works.

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Rating

2.92

Votes

4253

Genres

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Singer Songwriter
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Bravo. I'll take this over the Tim Buckley's and Nick Drake's of the vastly overrated cult sect. And unlike Leonard Cohen, I find Scott Walker's voice oftentimes majestic. Walker seemed to be as genuinely fucked up and averse to fame as Buckley and Drake, but he outlived those fuckers by a long shot, dying in 2019 at the age of 76. I suppose that's a blessing: Walker was spared being around for the Covid Pandemic. I can't imagine how depressed that would have made him (just listen to "It's Raining Today" from his previous album to hear how distraught he'd get over the weather; this dude didn't feel the same elation about rain as Eddie Rabbit did). His songs aren't as depressing here, although I actually enjoy the songs where Walker leans into his melancholy side. I have a sneaky suspicion we'll have a Scott Walker Renaissance in the near future.

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The guy is a little bitch and let's it be known with his singing

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5

My favourite unheard album so far, it's very cool. Big baritone voice, flamenco guitar, strings, Gregorian chanting AND some scatting. The Old Man's Back Again is my highlight - the bass line is wild

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Dull and passionless

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Awful. The sound of depression

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5

Brand new to this music and I absolutely love this album, might turn into a baroque pop nerd thanks to this album.

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5

Scott 4 is a masterpiece. Hero of the War, Old Man Back, Duchess, most songs here are fantastic and bear multiple listens. The drama in his voice is sincere rather than overdone or lame, production is stellar, lyrics are incredible even on their own. Indescribably better than the politician.

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5

As a teenager in the mid 90s reading about music in the NME and Q, this was always mentioned in hushed tones as one of the all-time greats so I went in with high expectations and was initially disappointed. The Morricone-esque opener aside, the first few tracks on first listen seem on first listen quite standard MOR crooner territory. However as the album progresses and you tune into Walker's dark songs (touching on subject matter like Bergman films, the Warsaw Pact and PTSD) through his beautifully rich voice, it clicks into place. The second half becomes more musically varied and ambitious. On second listen, I loved it all and it feels like a proper album that builds and flows - the perfect length at 30 minutes too. It also got me listening to some of his later, avant-garde output too which seems right up my street - The Drift in particular feels like a horror movie on record. Top Tracks: Boy Child, Get Behind Me, Rhymes of Goodbye, Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo Stalinist Regime)

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1969. Key Songs: The World's Strongest Man, The Old Man's Back Again

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3

Ballad king, bit of a mixed bag. Some really good, but also some forgettable tracks.

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Ok so I thought it was a lot more grounded than Scott 2. I had it on over the home speakers and while nothing grabbed me I thought it was a descent album with some great talent. 3.1.

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Outdated; very "old" sounding, and not in a good way. Very slow and no song was memorable. No hooks and no traditional verse-chorus-bridge structure, so it makes for a tedious listen. Instrumentation is fantastic though. Really enjoy the strings and other orchestral features. This along bumps it up a star. 5/10.

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5

Good ol' Scotty.

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5

Avant garde and avant odd, Scott 4 is like one of those twisty metal statues you'd find in a statue gallery - kinda quirky and imposing from far away, but a lot more detailed up close. That is to say, I don't know how to review music, and this is all coming out of my ass. Definitely deserves a second listen, especially when I'm not playing GTA.

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5

Excellent.

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5

I know it's not for everyone, but I got into Scott Walker after died the year before last. Ingmar Bergman forever.

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5

wow

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5

One the first things I bought on my return to vinyl. Timeless, one of the greatest ever.

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Masterpiece

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5

Great Scott. Total masterpiece.

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5

не сказать, что это мой любимый альбом Скотта (вероятно будет все-таки Tilt), но статус легендарного заслуживает, хотя бы просто за огромный fuck you попсе и прогиб своей линии. Сейчас странно осознавать, что именно этого альбом из сольников Волкера провалился, ибо песни же цепляющие, а тёмная тема для исполнителя хита про сгнившие зубы амстердамского моряка вроде не пиздец какая странность. Но имеем что имеем, да и без этого не было бы толчка к полному срыву границ и ухода в авангард. Ну и плюс влияние на всяких мастодонтов по типу Тома Йорка и Дэвида Боуи тоже кое о чем говорит. Хороший альбом, красивый, печальный, величественый. Жалко две песни по качеству подводят (думаю сразу понятно какие), а в остальном вообще балдеж, дисс на Сталина имеет одну из самых пиздатых басовых линий, что я знаю. Это 10

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Five stars

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Legend

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Excelente

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5

Really great songs. Easy listen.

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5

...always had a soft spot for this album

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5

Okay, this absolutely rocks. Atmospheric, great voice, great backing music...I'm in.

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5

Masterpiece

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5

He's a legend. Rip man.

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5

absurdo

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5

The front half is fantastic. Very melodic and calm. The warm smooth baritone of Engel/Walker's voice is so satisfying. "The Seventh Seal" finds a groove that I didn't expect from the intro to it. The bass manages to drive the song while not drawing undue attention to it in the mix of so much else. It is such a complex track that feels like it belongs in a old movie as a main characters theme. Which makes a lot of sense reading about what it was based on. "Angel of Ashes" is another very peaceful somewhat ethereal track. I really liked the song "Boy Child", my mom has called me that since I was young. The lyrics are pretty strange though for that connection. The back half starts off strange. "Hero of the War" is a complete shift in style. "The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime)" fall somewhere between the sound of the first half and the energy of the opening to the B-side. That track has fantastic bass on it. "Get Behind Me" is another great bass driven track. Though I don't love his scatting on the outro. "Rhymes of Goodbye" was a good but nothing too special outro track. I am conflicted on what to give this album. I love the way the album is mixed. The vocals for the most part are smooth and easy to listen to. The bass work on the album is fantastic as well. There is so much to pick out and dissect that I will need to listen to a few more times to grasp fully. I however don't love the back half as much. It jumps around and is a completely different mood to the front half. It still contains good songs, but the mood shift is a bit harsh. I think I do need to give it a 5 star rating. I love most of the album and certainly will listen to it again.

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5

Beautiful voice. And I'm adding an extra star just for "The Old Man's Back again".

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5

I'm not sure what kind of music this is? Jazz, classical, rock, rumba, something else entirely? Either way, I'm digging it. Scott's got some pipes!

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5

Yet another album I went into totally blind… Instantly love the cinematic opening track! A song based on “The Seventh Seal”?! SOLD! The rest of the album? I LOVE IT! The crooning… the orchestrations… the subject matter… such a great 60s experience. Has there ever been such a jazzy indictment of war as “Hero of the War”? I see a lot of commutes on the Scott Engel/Walker train in my future!

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5

At first, I couldn't tell whether this was very ordinary or very weird. I very very soon got sucked into the first track, a precise retelling of the plot of the dark, gloomy, medieval-set film "The Seventh Seal" done in a very jaunty 1969 easy listening style, sung in his smooth, lush voice, of the sort that you just don't hear anymore. (I love this voice!) Then came "On Your Own Again" which made me feel like I was in a soft-focus film montage documenting my journey from old pains into a new life. But always behind the music were interesting songs! A lament of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia with the lyric, "And they queue all day like dragons of disgust" backed with a groovy electric bass and Eastern bloc men's choir. Wow! What an introduction to a musician I must now learn more about!

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5

9/10, enjoyed the hell out of this

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4

Scott Walker. Nuff said

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A December album, sat by the fireplace, staring out at the gently falling snow, going downtown to see the lights. Standout Tracks: The Seventh Seal, On Your Own Again, Angels Of Ashe, Duchess

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4

First half was stronger than the second half, but I would definitely give this one another listen. The record was lush and Scott's voice was super pleasant.

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4

A very warm album. Amazing voice, his storytelling is top notch if not a little cheesy at time but that just adds to the character I guess. The world's strongest man is my fav definitely.

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4

Love the anti-war tracks. Love the sweeping, western orchestral instrumentals. Can dip into early 60s ballad territory a little hard sometimes. Favorite tracks: "Hero of the War", "The Seventh Seal", "Boy Child"

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What tremendous balls to name an album after yourself, and do it 4 times? Nice. Also a pretty solid album.

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Sounded like elvis

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The Seventh Seal is amazing Orchestration is incorporated into band's music very nicely Deep, rich voice Slowly paced until late on in the album

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4

Great stuff that bears repeated listens.

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4

Nice album. I could hear how it influenced other great musicians.

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Went into this blind and discovered an artist I'd never heard. I really recommend.

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I thought the second half of this album was stellar baroque pop. Lush strings, great singing and interesting lyrics to boot. I like Scott Walker’s early stuff a lot. This makes me want to listen to his early stuff. Favorite song: The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime) Least favorite song: On Your Own Again

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4

Apparently baroque pop is a thing and apparently it's a subgenre of rock and not pop. Either way I liked this album. It's just a man singing his songs accompanied with melodic rock music.

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4

I'm a huge fan of his 78 album "Nite Flights" with the Walker Brothers and his more experimental output that came after but less excited by his earlier material. Can definitely hear where Bowie took some inspiration for vocal phrasing here and there. The song that I like the most on this one is "Boy Child" - it's the closest thing to the strange and suspenseful mood he creates in his later work that I love so much.

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4

Oh yeah, strong start. Like a Tom Jones 007 feel. I like the spaghetti western sound of "The Old Man's Back Again". The only one I didn't like was "Boy Child". There's something about the way he sings that makes it difficult for me to take it totally serious, but I found it a fun and enjoyable listen.

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4

I love Scott Walker but perhaps more so when he is part of the Walker Brothers band. I listened to this twice, and enjoyed more on the second listen. Beautiful orchestral music by a talented composer

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4

Spooky, beautiful, and classic

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Good Ol Scott!

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4

Nice, easy listening album. Not my usual cup-of-tea. Would recommend to my parents.

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Viel prachtig samen met mijn rustige morgen, vandaar de 4 sterren. Op elke andere dag: 2 of 3, afhankelijk van hoe chagrijnig ik ben...

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4/5

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This is a gem.

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4

Really enjoyed revisiting this one. Scott Walker has such a striking voice and singular perspective in his writing. I was surprised that I found it a little less compelling than I did when I first listened to this album maybe a decade ago. Still, a really strong collection of memorable songs. My favourite is either "The Seventh Seal" or "Hero of the War". 4.5/5

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4

Scott Walker's production has always been a little unhinged, but some of the songs on this record really work for me. A nice combination of interesting lyrics to dive into, big string arrangements and some dark harmonies. Fav tracks: The Seventh Seal, Hero of the War, The Hold Man's Back Again

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Приятный, лёгкий альбом. Но когда пытаюсь вспомнить, какой трек зашёл, в голове играет какой-нибудь Andmoreagain. Только дело в том, что это трек группы Love, вышедший 2 годами ранее. О которых я даже относительно давно не вспоминал уже. Посему пришёл для себя к выводу, что конкретности и внятности, "лица" альбому немного всё же не хватает. Впрочем, на момент прослушивания ощущения звуковых обоев вроде бы нет. Трек про Старого мужика посвящён сталинизму. Думаю, хотя бы куплет можно посвятить тому, что именно благодаря Сталину были осуществлены индустриализация, культурная революция, ускорена урбанизация, достигнуты успехи в науке и, не в последнюю очередь, Великой Отечественной войны. Без взгляда с этой стороны текст трека нахожу некорректным.

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short album whoo! he has a lovely voice. This was actually very good wow Favorites: The Seventh Seal On Your Own Again (wow) Angels of Ashes The Old Man's Back Again Duchess

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4

Silky smooth voice, reminds me a lot of Richard Hawley

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4

What a pleasant surprise this album was. Liked the Seventh Seal, other songs reminded me of the ending track from Monster.

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4

A total surprise. Every individual element of this album combines perfectly to create a beautiful and effortless listening experience. Will definitely come back to this but I am also now intrigued to explore more of Scott Walker’s work.

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4

Classy album full of colour, one of the few ‘crooners’ who I enjoy listening to, lyrically and musically engaging all the way through. And the baseline on ‘’The Old Man’s Back Again’ is something else!

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Pretty

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Oh I fucking love this.

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large arrangements, lyrically smooth, veering on the side of easy listening. Incredile production for its time.

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surprisingly enjoyable even though didn't know any tune nodded along all the way, could hear this being played at Christmas. 3.8

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Not for everyone, perhaps. But overwrought songs about depression and foreign films are pretty much my jam.

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4

I like this a lot. It's very brooding and European sounding, like a soundtrack to an imaginary film. His voice takes a bit of getting used to (you might say it's an acquired taste).

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4

On the surface this is pretty standard 60s pop music, but there’s a weird, dark beauty lying underneath that makes it really cool.

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4

Moving further away from the Scott Walker we all knew and loved and nearer to the Scott Walker that the musically adventurous of us know and love even more.

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Really enjoyed it for the type of music it is. It's like Perry Como or Andy Williams - people that are good, but I don't often listen to. Every song on the album quickly felt familiar and comfortable to me. I enjoyed it. 4/5.

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4

The Old Man's back again! The last in a line of straight forward classic solo albums by Scott. Baroque chamber pop with elegant arrangements and Walker's amazing voice - hugely influential on many artists. The Seventh Seal and On Your Own Again are a fantastic one-two kick off, The Old Man's Back Again is drama in song and Rhymes of Goodbye end on a bittersweet note.

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4

Really enjoyable. I had no idea what to expect. What a treat. Seriously. I can't think of anything else to write. Added and going to explore his solo work, and The Walker Brothers.

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4

I enjoyed this album very much on first listen and I feel it warrants a deep dive. Stylistically very different from my usual fare as he definitely has the voice and sensibilities of a crooner. But the arrangements grabbed even on the first listen and make me want to get to know them. 4 🌟

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In the hunt for a climate where his muses can be indulged without question and judgment, before he tilted down the drift where mediocrity reigned, the final album in the Scott tetralogy sees the Boy Genius start paving the road that would lead down to what would become wicked, demented and all together unlikely brilliant. War heroes, European art films and invasions of countries coalesce in an album that sees the 30 Century Man operate at his finest. A fine album to understand who Scott was and who he would become. Favorites: The Seventh Seal, On Your Own Again, The World's Strongest Man, Boy Child, Hero of the War, The Old Man's Back Again, Get Behind Me.

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I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I didn't listen actively to it, it doesn't really as the soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, but it managed to captivate me enough that I'll definitely check it out again! 4/5

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4

Great album, delicate and strong

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Well. The first track is a re-telling of Ingmar Bergman's film The Seventh Seal which sounds a bit like the opening of a late 60s/early 70s TV show that reminds us each week of the show's premise (à la Gilligan's Island, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Brady Bunch). That just seemed a little strange to me. The rest is less weird and very much of its time. Walker's voice and the orchestrations are lounge-singer cheesy throughout. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. The music definitely evokes an era and gets better with multiple listens. Walker's wikipedia page is fascinating and I am interested in hearing something that would cause a reviewer to say "imagine Andy Williams reinventing himself as Stockhausen."

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4

Tranquille.

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4

How fancy! Scott has a knack for compositions that showcase how much more pop music can be. Great voice for it too.

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3

Easy listening right here. Can hear his heavy influence in a lot of modern music. Not quite my thing, but still good.

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3

First few notes brought up Nic Cave. Ended with thoughts about Stone Roses and Teenage Fanclub.

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3

It's kind of light and full old-timey music, big-voiced male singer with lots of vibrato, very Sinatra-esque. Not realllly my thing but I like it alright! Good for expanding horizons.

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3

Another Scott Walker album, huh? Well, at least it's short. It's not bad, but it does feel a bit unnecessary for this list 3/5

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3

Thought it was interesting. Not something I'd have found on my own.

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3

Interesting but not something I would play often

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Liked the storytelling. Upbeat songs were great, but too few and far between.

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3

Not really my cup of tea, but can hear the talent in his voice, like some of the orchestral music as well

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3

Ok

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would listen while working again

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3

Interesting Lyrics, voice is a little dated but interested to hear more

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I get why people like Scott Walker, a few of the tracks I ike but in general a bit underwhelming for me. On Your Own Again is probably my favorite track.

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3

Gostei até

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3

not a bad listen but not my stuff

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Prachtig rustig album, mooie stem

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3

Wow, this was difficult to get through. I own a later Walker album called Drift, which is quite different as he got experimental.

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3

reminded me of a traveling bard, singing stories to wayward travellers

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3

it's good I think it stands above other baroque, easy listening stuff because of walker's voice and his lyrics - some interesting stuff in there

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3

Not really my style but fine.

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3

They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore. Lush strings, booming voice. I'll give him credit, but in all honesty I probably wouldn't listen to this again.

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De inicio no me gustó, me parecía un sonido medio repetitivo y una voz que canta como en estilo crooner pero metiendo todavía el triple de vibrato y que simplemente sonaba demasiado raro. Lo escuché un par de veces más y comencé, si bien no a adorarlo, al menos a entender un poco su sentido. Musicalmente y en cuanto a producción es un disco interesante, muy bien nivelado y que tiene más variedad de la que le agarré al inicio; primero me parecía que todas las canciones sonaban con ese sonsonete que suena tal cual a Ennio Morricone que tiene la primera canción, pero realmente no, lo que sí tienen es que a veces se siente un poco exagerada la orquestación y como si quisiera hacer las cosas mas "épicas" de lo que son realmente. Con el tiempo el sonido detalladamente melancólico y las letras bien hechas le dan más y más puntuación. Encontré que David Bowie produjo un documental sobre él y justo lo acabo de ver... era una persona bastante interesante y de hecho por lo que vi y lo poco que jalé ahorita rápido de YouTube, su música de años más adelante me agradaría mucho más. Creo que sí tiene un lugar aquí, creo que tiene cosas meritorias, me agrada lo que escribe, pero su manera de cantar, al menos en este album, no me termina de convencer.

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3

This album really comes and goes. It's barely half an hour long! Scott is a good singer. His voice is ethereal and deep; not the kind of voice you hear too often on a pop album. This was nice to listen to, but I'm done now, thanks.

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3

1969, baroque pop, chilli milli

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3

I could see the influence on acts like The Divine Comedy, but honestly the act it brought most to mind for me was Mike Flowers. Just OK.

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3

Was ok, some good singing. Not really an album i will listen to again.

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3

Really interesting mix of song styles with some quite weird stuff going on. Can see the influence on Richard Hawley, Jack White, Alex Turner and others. 2nd half much better than the first. Old Man and Get Behind Me are brilliant.

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3

Nice enough but always a Best of man for me

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3

Fine

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Nice, safe album. Easy listen.

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Some nice melodies, but not really my thing. Reminded me a little of Nick Cave (vocally only, and not nearly as good imo) End of the album was strongest. Dutchess was quite nice

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3

Tjemig, kerst valt vroeg dit jaar. Toch vind ik Scott Walker een fijne en goede zanger die zijn sporen wel verdiend heeft.

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3

A pretty middle of the road country album. Not his most impressive work.

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3

Im not a fan if his voice, but it's interesting and some beautiful moments.

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3 1/2

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3

Kind of jazzy pop, worth another listen

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Seventh Seal is wild... was it all about a chess match? Or a battle between life and death? Hero of the War hits — definitely a post 1969 (post 1968) song, very anti-war with an ironic jolly tune The Old Man’s Back Again — a song about Stalin of all people 😳 but it’s well written (with a bad pronunciation of Ivan) Overall: interesting album. Not sure if I’ll relisten, but I’ll give Scott his due as a songwriter.

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3

very enjoyable, i am a modern scott walker

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It was alright. Surprisingly, it scratched a certain itch for me. Although it was a bit medieval sounding, that's the noise it was going for, and it did it well. The orchestra was fantastic in delivering that feel, and as much as I don't enjoy that type of music, this album kept my interest. Favorite track: The Seventh Seal

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3

A pleasant album. Some tracks show how less can be more.

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it was fine

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ok this is 1969 but the cover doesn't scream folk psychedelia, or even beatles-y pop! I'm still disappointed in advance, but almost intrigued in a way. ok this is... strange? it's pop music, but kinda dark and the guy's deeper voice (is this a baritone?) gives it a bit of a moody character or something. but I don't mind it at all. even by the end of the album I could've done a bit more of it. 3/5.

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3

I was not familiar with Scott Walker. It is an right album.

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Some good songs, a few quirky arrangements.

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3

Pleasant, but a bit boring. Where Sinatra seemed cool, Scott Walker seems overly serious, a little dark, and no very interesting. Seventh Seal and Rhymes of Goodbye are probably best.

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3

Album za melaholični kraj dobre večeri

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Scott's Tots part. 4. Jako topao album, a sama pjesma The World's Strongest Man je bjutiful, a uz nju mi je najdraža i Boy Child. Duchess je također tu među favoritima.

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Dobar je skot(pasiji), super glas, koji kak u kojoj pijesmi pase/ne pase.. malo mi smeta patetika u pola albuma, ali me boy child bas dionica odusevila (y)

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3

Nice sound

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3

Goede achtergrond muziek

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3

Nice vocals. The string arrangements behind the songs I could do without.

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3

This dude just names is albums after his regular ass first name and followed by a number plus he scats. Worth a listen just for that.

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3

I loved the first song but the rest was just meh

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3

Pleasant background music.

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3

Love the vivid lyrics, particularly the ones weaving the tale of the legendary movie "The Seventh Seal". 5/10

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I have so many questions. I assume there was Scott 1, 2 & 3 albums - or was Scott 1 just Scott or did he assume success & follow up albums? And why does every song sound like it was made for a Spaghetti Western? And who would think "this is one of the greatest albums of all time" under any circumstance, even if they like it? Which, oddly I do. When the sun is out, and no-one is around I could quite imagine myself blasting this out and singing along to it with a large whisk(e)y. 3.5/5

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Scott walker has to have had the most interesting musical progression of all time

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To me a Scott 3

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Lots of really good vocals.

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3.5/5 What a great voice he has and his songs are like small stories in the way he sings them. Not really special but still quite enjoyable. Favourite songs: - Hero of the war - The old man’s back again - Get behind me

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Alright, not a bad listen but also not something I'd probably revisit. Though I did somewhat like his voice, felt quite powerful.

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3

Growing on me

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The definition of a 3, not bad but neither remarkable or memorable

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Nothing to write home about. Great baritone, good run time, but there is nothing to be amazed about.

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I think the word that best sums this up is, interesting.

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Will try second album be called Scott 8?

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Nic nie pamiętam już z tego albumu, a słuchałem go dzisiaj. Ale słuchało się całkiem przyjemnie, taka niekontrowersyjna muzyczka, ładny głos ale nie jakiś wybitny... Słaba trójka

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Po trzykrotnym przesłuchaniu, nadal nie wiem co o tym sądzić. Z jednej strony podczas samego słuchania kilka kawałków mi się całkiem podobało, jednak nie potrafię sobie przypomnieć nawet jak leciały. Muzycznie całkiem ciekawe, lirycznie specjalnie do mnie nie dotarł.

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W sumie nie wiem, bardzo krotkie i takie nijakie

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3

Had some charm to it. Never heard before, a pleasant pop-ish album. Nice music composition.

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It's like rock never happened. Soaring orchestral epics, rolling melodies, opaque lyrics and tangential historical and movie references. Scott Walker, king of croons.

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3

Standard.

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Proto Nick Cave

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3

Lovely baritone voice

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3

Pop viejuno. Ni fu ni fa.

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Solid album, however I think it lacks in the melody department significantly. It consists mostly of ballads, with a few jauntier tunes sprinkled between. Not bad, but not fabulous.

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It's not bad at all, it's slow and boring but kind of haunting at points? I liked it.

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I think that this bus just passed me by. The quality of his voice is nice, but the lyrics and melodies inspired me not at all today.

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Considerably better than 2 (just removing half the schmaltzy orchestration did the trick [classic addition by subtraction]). But it still feels a touch too dramatic and too earnestly artistic (see the vesper-y backing vocals). Lyrics are poetic tending to the maudlin. Singing seems better suited to the subject matter (including the song about Stalin, which features a brief bit of pretty effective scatting [more of that please]). “Get Behind Me” is almost a proper rock song – another suggestion of what might have been. Maybe it’s justifiably influential, but one’s not convinced and isn’t motivated enough by the music to explore and validate the hypothesis on one’s own.

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It's... I mean, it's okay. Kinda cheesy and plastic for an album from '69 but not offensively so. The biggest issue is the off-brand, Bowie-esque vocals. Not great, bud. I don't know. I didn't hate it or love it. It just... Was a thing I listened to. Not sure why it's on the list but it was fine, I guess.

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Not my cuppa

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When an album starts with a musical retelling of Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, an eclectic listen is at hand. Not every song is a winner, but Walker was a gifted writer who knew his way around a turn of phrase.

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Slow. Crooning. Pure Scott. Moments of brilliance. Mostly monotonous. Stand out tracks: The World's Strongest Man, The Seventh Seal.

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Cool lyrics nice instrumentals

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didn't do much for me

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Meh

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Mukavan ja laadukkaan kuulosta musiikkia, mut ei kovin usein oo tilannetta milloin tulisi kuunneltua. Vaatinee tutustumista enemmän miehen tuotantoon.

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His voice is just goofy and this album put me to sleep

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Poetisk, melankolsk, emotionelt

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meeh

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I found it very boring

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Jäi tustamusaksi eikä kummemmin säväyttänyt.

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Meh, kinda weird and crooning.

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zzzzzzz. Not a fan of Scott Walker, really. Definitely not a fan of his old soft rock shit.

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Inte min grej riktigt. Att referera Sjunde Inseglet till musik gör mig obekväm. Bäst: Get Behind Me

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Meh, it was fine but it wasn't anything special at all

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Wasn't really my cup of tea.

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Not sure I've ever listened to him before now. Interesting sound, as it floats between the music of the psychedelic period and the easy listening of artists like Tom Jones. Probably wouldn't listen to this for fun, but I get why it would make this list.

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No terminé de encontrarle lo interesante a este disco. En mi opinión, el rollo del "pop barroco" y ponerle violines, clavicordio y órgano de iglesia no le aporta gran cosa y su voz se vuelve muy cansada, llena de un dramatismo innecesario, que me recuerda a los cantantes ochenteros que les gustaban a nuestras mamás, tipo Raphael o Camilo Sesto, o de vocalista de Goth Metal pero sin su banda. De todos modos, alcanzo a rescatar 'Get Behind Me' que es la única un poco más pop.

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Parece ser sacado de un soundtrack de película ochentera de época. Tal vez otro de sus trabajos tenga mas trascendencia que este disco pero no le veo mayor importancia como para ocupar un lugar en la lista.

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Este tipo le echa DEMASIADA crema a sus tacos en cuestión de locución. Es una lástima porque algunas canciones comienzan muy bien, y se cagan cuando el dude comienza a cantar con su voz toda mamona. No me sorprende nada que el disco nunca haya estado en algún “chart”

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Scott 4 ... more like, Scott I’m sorry but this isn’t a great album

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Interesting but not for me.

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A sad Frank Sinatra addicted to prescription drugs. Beautiful, twisted, awful.

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Tranquilo y melódico pero extremadamente aburrido.

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Broke Herb Alpert with fewer instruments.

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Of a time. Not for me.

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Quite enjoyed it as a background album, did not enjoy when I tried to listen properly. Bit nothing-y.

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Never heard of him! Great baritone voice. Alright album.

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This album was disappointing for me as it's meant to be so influential. I did like The Old Man's Back Again, though.

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Ik gaf hem het voordeel van de twijfel, maar toen hij begon te 'mmmmmm-en' in liedje vier, was de maat vol. De stem gaat overigens verder wel, maar die Chinese-restaurant-muziek op de achtergrond is niet te doen.

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Ja ja, daar issie weer - onze kwelgeest Scott Walker. Zo'n beetje het hele oeuvre van die man wordt blijkbaar gezien als briljant. Maar niet naar mijn maatstaven.

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Moet eerlijk bekennen dat ik deze Scott wel iets beter trok dan de vorige. Deed me in de verte ook aan de stem van David Eugene Edwards van Wovenhand denken. Maar het blijft toch net iets teveel croonen.

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It was only okay. 0RS

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felt like a western but not country

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2/5 nothing memorable tbh

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Some nice songs especially in the second half but his vocal style is that of a cruise ship crooner - not for me

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