Rainy Day Music (studio album) by The Jayhawks

Rainy Day Music by The Jayhawks
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 2,690th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 69 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Award Top albums of 2003 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (483rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,690th)
Product Details

The Jayhawks Rainy Day Music cd (2 cd set)
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1d 7m 18s
Ships to: Worldwide

Rainy Day Music by The Jayhawks (Rock) (CD, Apr-2003, American)
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1d 1h 39m 53s
Ships to: Worldwide

2 x CD - The Jayhawks ‘Rainy Day Music’
Condition: Acceptable
Time left: 1d 16h 7m 55s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

The Jayhawks bestography

Rainy Day Music is ranked 3rd best out of 14 albums by The Jayhawks on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Jayhawks is Tomorrow The Green Grass which is ranked number 1728 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 996.

The Jayhawks album bestography « Higher ranked (2,690th) This album (2,690th) Lower ranked (7,080th) »
Rainy Day MusicRainy Day MusicSound Of Lies

Upcoming concerts

The Jayhawks
Brighton Music Hall presented by Ci, Boston, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
The Jayhawks
Irving Plaza, New York, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
The Jayhawks
House of Blues Houston, Houston, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Rainy Day Music on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Rainy Day Music track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by

Rainy Day Music rankings

Rainy Day Music collection

Rainy Day Music ratings

Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 69 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 69 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 Report rating
09/19/2021 13:30 OurKid77  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,35276/100
 Report rating
05/19/2021 19:51 dihansse  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,28075/100
 Report rating
04/04/2021 19:30 babyBlueSedan  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,85364/100
 Report rating
04/02/2021 01:00 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,11978/100
 Report rating
02/12/2021 19:47 iannicolson  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 81277/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album has a Bayesian average rating of 73.1/100, a mean average of 73.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 73.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Rainy Day Music favourites

Showing all 11 members who have added this album as a favourite

Rainy Day Music comments

Showing all 5 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

From 06/16/2015 03:53
The 3rd best album from The Jayhawks after Hollywood Hall & Tomorrow the Green Grass. More mellow than those two but all the hooks, melodies and harmonies. MEZ
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 05/03/2015 22:51
This is a sweet album perfect for long drives or for a hungover Sunday morning. After "The Sound of Lies" this is their best collection of songs. It is certainly not a rocker, but it will fit your mood at the right time.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 03/15/2015 19:33
For the third time, after their masterpiece psychedelic "Sound of Lies" and the uneven pop-rock "Smile", the Jayhawks without Olson return to their country rock roots and at the same time present a different album. Louris' compositions, aided by Perlman and O'Reagan (the latter presenting 3 great songs) show a more positive Jayhawks which you can't avoid listneing to. It's a pleasure to have them back playing.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 12/11/2011 01:56
The jayhawks "rainy day music" is an extension of what they put out on "smile" with maybe a more adult-contemporary slant, watering down the country to the point of near-invisibility. Hits include "stumbling through the dark", the ultra-catchy "tailspin", "tampa to tulsa" and "save it for a rainy day", probably the best song on the album, a pick-me-up of a song that delivers a chorus so upbeat (with banjo!) it's impossible to be sad. "tampa to tulsa" is an easy-going, lazy-drifting song good for cloudy road trips, and there's a good live performance of it on the bonus EP.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 12/31/2010 23:07
Just when The Jayhawks semed to have died after Mark Olson's departure years before, Rainy Day Music is an excellent comeback. "Stumbling Through The Dark", "The Eyes Of Sarahjane", and "Save It For A Rainy Day" make this a welcome addition to the Jayhawk catalog.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Rainy Day Music

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2003
1. Elephant by The White Stripes
2. Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
3. Absolution by Muse
4. Room On Fire by The Strokes
5. Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins
6. Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie
7. Give Up by The Postal Service
8. De-Loused In The Comatorium by The Mars Volta
9. The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place by Explosions In The Sky
10. The Magnolia Electric Co. by Songs: Ohia
11. Fever To Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
12. Michigan by Sufjan Stevens
13. Ghosts Of The Great Highway by Sun Kil Moon
14. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast
15. Deja Entendu by Brand New
16. Velocity : Design : Comfort by Sweet Trip
17. The Black Album by Jay-Z
18. Quebec by Ween
19. Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? by The Unicorns
20. Think Tank by Blur
Back to Top