Down Colorful Hill (studio album) by Red House Painters

Down Colorful Hill by Red House Painters
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 693rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 315 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1992 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (124th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (693rd)
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Down Colorful Hill is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Red House Painters on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Red House Painters is Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) which is ranked number 648 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,874.

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Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)Down Colorful HillSongs For A Blue Guitar

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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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 79.6/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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From 04/21/2022 07:51
Beautiful and moody. SOme songs are a a bit too long.
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From 04/13/2022 09:56
It's hard to reconcile what an asshole Mark Kozelek is with how beautiful this album is. Because with The Smiths I can believe that the emotion is to a a certain point faked, but not here, this sensitivity can't be more real. People are complex I guess.
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From 01/10/2022 18:31
This album creates a great atmosphere and really engulfs you in the feelings of the artist. It is difficult to not feel melancholy when listening to this record which is due to the brilliant atmosphere created and the lyrics too. Both of these are very strong and really carry the album for me. I am also very fond of the vocal performance. 24 and Medicine Bottle are possibly two of the best RHP songs ever released and they draw me back to this album time and time again. While the other 4 songs aren't up to this standard there is still a few more decent songs such as Japanese To English. This record can feel a little slow at times though and once you are passed the brilliant first half you can get sucked out of the album a couple of times. Overall, a very emotional album that is also thoroughly enjoyable to listen too.
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90/100
From 05/20/2018 14:22
Beautiful album, it gets some listens to get used to it though. 8/10.
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From 11/05/2017 04:01
Nothing beats listening to this album snugly in a cozy bedroom as waves of melancholy and the deepest sense of disappointment wash over your reclusive husk
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From 03/22/2016 21:52
The self-titled is touching
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From 09/25/2014 05:25
Absolutely beautiful! 24 and Medicine Bottle are simply perfect, definitely an underrated masterpiece!!!
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From 09/21/2014 13:49
Sadness becomes music in this truly emotional album by Red House Painters: they managed to take inspiration from previous works by other great slo core bands, such as Talk Talk or Slint and converge their influences in a way that touches the heart and soul.
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From 09/01/2014 16:29
the first time i tried listening to this album (at a record store listening station), i gave up after a couple minutes of the first track, "24". but a few years later i gave it a proper full-disc listen and it really won me over. it's easy to see why Ivo Watts-Russell was so taken with the band's demos that he chose to release them in only slightly reworked form on this album.
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From 05/04/2014 21:41
There’s a sense of accomplishment in slowly suffering to create something of value.
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