Pirates (album) by Rickie Lee Jones

Pirates
Pirates by Rickie Lee Jones (1981)
Overall rank: 2,755th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 63 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1981 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (439th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,755th)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.1.

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From Lgk21 02/08/2019 01:45
Everyone should just take a moment to appreciate this album. It may be a bit of a grower for some but it's stunning.
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From garycottier 06/06/2017 19:19
Excellent second album. Extremely intimate and beautiful. It hasn't quite got the immediacy of the first album but repeated listens brings out it's treasures. A lovely album.
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From Tamthebam 01/22/2017 17:26
Her 2nd album is as good as her debut. This album contains 4 of her greatest songs ever Lucky Guy, Living It Up, We Belong Together & the sprawling Traces of the Western Slopes. The title track is also strong the tracks Woody & Dutch.......and Skeletons although good songs don't quite measure up to the rest of the album. So for me its her 2nd best album.
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From ffudnebbuh 09/25/2011 19:32
classic, although my fav RLJ song is "Runaround" from "the Magazine".
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