A Rainbow In Curved Air (studio album) by Terry Riley

A Rainbow In Curved Air by Terry Riley
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 1,948th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 133 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1969 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (183rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,948th)
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TERRY RILEY...A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR...EP...EXCELLENT!!...COLUMBIA MS 7315
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Time left: 2h 38m
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TERRY RILEY A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR COLUMBIA MS7315 LP VINYL
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A Rainbow in Curved Air With Poppy Nogood by Terry Riley (CD, 1990)
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 133 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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50/100
From 08/30/2019 12:54
I see all of the positive comments about this album but I just don't get it. I will persevere thought and the rating may well go up with more listens.
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From 08/18/2018 02:18
Still as amazing as when I first heard it at school in 1969. Thank god for CD - I had wron out 2 vinyl copies by then!
An INCREDIBLY important and influential piece of music....
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95/100
From 07/31/2018 23:18
Wow! Almost 50 years old, and this is magical. As of now it's in my top 3 of 1969. And sure I haven't got that much of that year as well as the decade under my belt, this album is pretty mind-blowing and I am able to pick out the influences from this piece.
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85/100
From 11/21/2017 01:18
What an amazing fusion of minimalism, classical, jazz, electronic music, and wild experimentation
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80/100
From 03/03/2017 04:50
One of the most important works of all time.
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From 09/16/2011 10:20
This avantegarde masterpiece brought Riley to the attention of rock audiences. His improvised use of electronic keyboards, minimilist raga and repetitive rhythms and melodies was highly influential. The electronic psychedelic sounds Riley creates are colourful and uplifting.
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From 01/23/2010 05:14
Baba O´Riley/The Who...big influence.
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Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
6. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
7. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
8. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
9. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
11. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
12. The Band by The Band
13. Tommy by The Who
14. Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) by The Kinks
15. Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
16. The Stooges by The Stooges
17. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield
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