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This Is The Sea (album) by The Waterboys

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This Is The Sea
This Is The Sea by The Waterboys (1985)
Overall rank: 997th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 182 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (155th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (997th)

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This Is The Sea is ranked as the best album by The Waterboys.

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-This Is The SeaFisherman's Blues

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This Is The Sea track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Don't Bang The Drum
 85/100 (50 votes)
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2.Track pickThe Whole Of The Moon
 86/100 (70 votes)
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3.Spirit
 81/100 (42 votes)
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4.The Pan Within
 84/100 (45 votes)
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5.Medicine Bow
 81/100 (39 votes)
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6.Old England
 81/100 (40 votes)
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7.Be My Enemy
 81/100 (36 votes)
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8.Trumpets
 80/100 (38 votes)
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9.Track pickThis Is The Sea
 87/100 (54 votes)
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This Is The Sea rankings

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 182 votes)
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70/100
02/26/2019 12:08
71/100
 
80/100
02/20/2019 11:22
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02/18/2019 22:01
83/100
 
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01/04/2019 02:13
76/100

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Rating:  
95/100
Inspired song writing, fantastic sound.
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75/100
This album still sounds fresh today, some twenty plus years after it was produced. It is worth owning for Don't Bang the Drum and Whole of The Moon alone!
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Era già un gran disco "This is the sea": ottima scrittura e quella giusta dose di spiritualità senza che si corresse il rischio di passare per santoni come avveniva per i ( più o meno ) conterranei e coevi U2. Più forte, semmai, l'influenza di un altro grande irlandese: Van Morrison. "Old England" è una delle mie canzoni preferite, ma ce ne sono altre ottime: a mancare in "This is the sea", piuttosto, è una capacità di sintesi sonora. Avrebbero corretto il tiro e ne sarebbe sortito il capolavoro dei Waterboys: "Fisherman's blues".
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80/100
A good album. This is the sea, features all kinds of influences from folk and country to pop and rock'n'roll. Whole of the moon, is obviously the standout, a brilliant song. Elsewhere, there are plenty of other good tracks on offer; don't bang the drum, old England, and the Dylanish, be my enemy. Probably the Waterboys best album.
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85/100
Reminds my of my older sister. She loved this album growing up.
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100/100
Amazing album! The Whole Of The Moon, Old England, Trumpets and This Is The Sea are some of my all-time favourite tracks.
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Underrated gem classic! Love it. A+ stuff. MEZ
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90/100
From Timhop
This album really was a vindication for me. It took all that bland 80s junk and blew it right out the water. Listening to it was an intense, cathartic, almost spiritual experience. Its banks of layered acoustic guitars, violins, pianos and brass set it apart from anything else in 1985. It remains one of my all-time favourites, and I think Mike Scott and Karl Wallinger were one of Britain’s all-time great song-writing teams, even though their partnership was all-too brief. Just listening to it now and realise I really have to bump it up my chart a bit...
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90/100
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Very good fellas!
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