Red Sails In The Sunset (studio album) by Midnight Oil

Red Sails In The Sunset by Midnight Oil
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 4,021st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 83 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1984 (67th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (610th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,021st)
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Midnight Oil bestography

Red Sails In The Sunset is ranked 4th best out of 28 albums by Midnight Oil on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Midnight Oil is Diesel And Dust which is ranked number 965 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,922.

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From 04/05/2021 00:16
Midnight Oil are underrated as heck. Third favorite album of theirs. Becoming one of my favorite 80s bands for sure. Catchy, quite unique and fun as heck. His vocals and their style are addictive to my brain. One of those rare artists that impressed me right off the bat when I finally listened to them. Doesn't happen often but when it does I rank such an artist quite highly very quickly after first listen.
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From 01/05/2018 08:41
Following the mega huge 10.9.8.7.6.5.4.3.2.1 all of Australia held its collective breath for Midnight Oils next album which would be Red Sails In The Sunset and .....its a really good album ! . Some Oil fans were disappointed but not me , I recall loving this album upon release and I still do today . Easily Oils 3rd best Album behind Diesel and 10 to 1 .
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From 04/07/2017 02:43
The epitome of mid eighties nuclear age paranoia this is a angry, soaring rock feast. Brilliant variety and risk taking with the musical arrangements the Oils were firing on all cylinders creatively here.
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From 01/04/2015 21:16
A great, fiery, anthemic and left-wing rock record which is also a daring series of grafting experiments, with horn sections, clanking dance beats, banjo filigrees, and synthetic ghost-choirs hovering around the fringes like predatory cherubim.
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From 04/10/2014 16:08
midnight oil are very keen to experiment on this album and therefore the whole disc is quite surprising. not so bad, but somehow the songs seem to be a little distant. there are missing a few poignant moments.
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From 05/15/2013 18:46
Very strong set overall. It's the Harrisburg song which takes it further... that was creepy. Far more than 'Breathing' by Kate Bush. It's literally on another level altogether. Paranoid messages from the disaffected? No. This is a warning.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
3. The Smiths by The Smiths
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
9. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
10. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
11. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
12. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
13. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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