Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
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Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #37 / 90
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Based on 89 ratings
1984 Ratings: #15
May 8, 1984 / Release Date
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Inglume
81
[SJO Counter: 13]

The Bunnymen? Mama, help, I’m scared!

For me, this record was an interesting collection of strictly post-punk songs with heavy jangle pop, baroque pop influences and a bit of neo-psychedelia. Overall, it’s a consistently great record that may not end as spectacularly as it began, but is certainly stunning and a musical fantasy of great, fascinating sounds.

It’s a haunting album experience, but it’s also fun, pretty and colorful at the same time. ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
86
AMAZING!

Really just an all-around solid experience.

This album is the anthem of the starry night sky, it compliments the pool of orange and yellow gaslight under the majestic terris, which spills out over the cobblestone's tinged with with violet and rose-golden.

That's just the picture I get.

VIBES - °WATERFALL°
Toasterqueen12
73
Number 13:

It’s like The Smiths but happy! There’s some really nice riffs and I love it when the band starts singing and it makes it sound like there’s an, *ahem*, echo. I honestly don’t have much to say here. Its classic rock its purest form, sitting right at home at your dad’s CD rack. One you’re always happy to see him pull out. I have a friend who has them as one of their favorite bands and when I asked why they said “sad party drugs carpet. Those ... read more
bornunderpunch
72
wow this is really underrated
a friend recommended me this album.
the record is a really haunting and sweet experience at the same time. the nice blend of post punk and baroque pop combined with the stunning vocal performance of Ian's provides a fantastical listening experience. it might get a bit boring, but after a couple of relistens i found the songs like "nocturnal me" to be stunning.
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
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Track List

  1. Silver
  2. Nocturnal Me
  3. Crystal Days
  4. The Yo Yo Man
  5. Thorn of Crowns
  6. The Killing Moon
  7. Seven Seas
  8. My Kingdom
  9. Ocean Rain
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