Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
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1981 Ratings: #13 / 146
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1981 Ratings: #67
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‘Pirates’ thrills because of a rich voice, intricate arrangements, and the range of emotions evoked. The balladic, Disney-esque closer feels galaxies away from track two (which mentions a character named ‘cunt-finger Louis’). Jones’ great strength is in binding a spectrum of images and stories together with the same string, so that her best records resemble a decadent bouquet. It’s a beautiful way to construct an album—one that exemplifies artistic ... read more


8. Traces of the Western Slopes
7. The Returns
6. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking
5. Skeletons
4. A Lucky Guy
3. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
2. We Belong Together
1. Living It Up

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Added on: April 15, 2016