Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
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Based on 2 reviews
1981 Ratings: #13 / 146
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Based on 23 ratings
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

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SONGS RANKED:
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