Wonderful Rainbow

Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #52 / 289
User Score
Based on 167 ratings
2003 Ratings: #28
Liked by 8 people
March 4, 2003 / Release Date
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Noise Rock / Genres
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fuck kind of rainbow is this
RakkSmells has died.

Lightning Bolt deliver an overblown, explosive, bass-heavy, crappily-recorded and repetitive collage of an album, and end up making an album where none of those things are bad qualities. It all adds to the charm of this off-the-wall and noisy beast of a rock album which will more than likely give you a headache if played at a really high volume, but that headache will be worth it. It's addicting, memorable and is the perfect supply of noise rock bops.

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This album is a "Wonderful Rainbow" of pure NOISE rock! Everything is such a blissfully explosive assault to the senses, with Brian Chippendale's raw snares and Brian Gibson's heavy, effects-flooded bass noise coming through those awesome riffs! The instrumentation and production is absolutely batshit insane, relentless and sounds like utter shit, which is pretty much what makes this band so charming!

Fav Tracks: Assassins, 2 Towers, Dracula Mountain, Duel in the Deep, Crown of ... read more
the best headache you'll ever get

some of the songs are a bit too repetitive for me and the snare sucks st. anger levels of ass, but got damn if it doesnt go hard as hell, and sometimes that's enough to make a decent album. i especially enjoy the breakbeat drum rhythms on On Fire, and Dracula Mountain is just heavy as fuck. most of the deep cuts dont make their mark however, and pail in comparison to the first half. also, Duel in the Deep sounds like utter ass

FAVORITE: Assassins, Dracula ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hello Morning
  2. Assassins
  3. Dracula Mountain
  4. 2 Towers
  5. On Fire
  6. Crown of Storms
  7. Longstockings
  8. Wonderful Rainbow
  9. 30,000 Monkies
  10. Duel in the Deep
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