This Is The Sea (studio album) by The Waterboys

This Is The Sea
This Is The Sea by The Waterboys
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 994th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 238 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1985 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (146th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (994th)
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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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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 238 votes)
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5 days ago DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,71562/100
 
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04/24/2021 10:28 BoxFL  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,77451/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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95/100
From 12/09/2018 14:21
Inspired song writing, fantastic sound.
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75/100
From 03/31/2018 14:42
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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From 02/17/2018 10:13
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
From 06/24/2016 16:45
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
From 04/21/2016 04:48
Reminds my of my older sister. She loved this album growing up.
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100/100
From 10/07/2015 13:16
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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95/100
From 05/20/2015 00:48
Underrated gem classic! Love it. A+ stuff. MEZ
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From 12/17/2014 20:50
Definitely one of the best albums I have ever heard! The first and last songs are my favorites! The music here is so warm and huge!
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90/100
From 12/17/2014 19:26
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
From 06/24/2014 12:55
Very good fellas!
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