AOTY 2019

This Is Not a Safe Place

Ride - This Is Not a Safe Place
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2019 Ratings: #476 / 610
User Score
Based on 107 ratings
2019 Ratings: #763
August 16, 2019 / Release Date
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Wichita / Label
Shoegaze / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

thomasny18
30
Ride is an infamous shoegaze band, made popular in the early 1990s with their debut album, Nowhere. This was at the time was one of the earlier examples of this genre that managed start a movement within this scene. Still, almost 30 years after release is easily one if the most praised albums of that decade and genre.

Now, I have to admit, I did have my issues with it, leaving me feeling mostly indifferent towards the project. For the most part, nothing seemed to wow me, it all felt pretty ... read more
JoaoSantos
74
shut up, Liz
usedtobe
80
Not as urgent and memorable as Weather Diaries but this one is not that bad at all, they could've done much better with the overall sound which sucks because the singles they've released were pretty strong. This could work at repeated listens.
fakeplasticrose
45
quite possibly the most boring (and disappointing) release of this year.

I've never been a gigantic Ride fan, MBV and Slowdive have always captured me significantly more. However, I do love some aspects of Nowhere and Going Blank Again is one of my favourite shoegaze albums, so I thought "why not check this out?"

And it was quite literally the most boring 50 minutes of my life. At least with an album like the Slowdive s/t which I didn't love, there's some sign of the soul that ... read more
ElectricMess
52
started off pretty nice but i started checking my watch around track 4
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Track List

  1. R.I.D.E.
  2. Future Love
  3. Repetition
  4. Kill Switch
  5. Clouds of Saint Marie
  6. Eternal Recurrence
  7. 15 Minutes
  8. Jump Jet
  9. Dial Up
  10. End Game
  11. Shadows Behind the Sun
  12. In This Room
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Added on: April 23, 2019