The Raincoats (studio album) by The Raincoats

The Raincoats
The Raincoats by The Raincoats
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 1,953rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 107 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1979 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (387th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,953rd)
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The Raincoats is ranked as the best album by The Raincoats.

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The Raincoats track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 107 votes)
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08/18/2020 19:59 roberto71  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,53570/100
 
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08/09/2020 20:16 TonyF12345  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,09475/100
 
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07/28/2020 08:58 Peppa  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,96770/100
 
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06/27/2020 07:38 Xxnu99etxX  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,92664/100

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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From 02/19/2020 03:29
fun
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From 02/20/2019 19:22
The term "criminally underrated" was practically coined for this album.
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From 12/06/2018 10:58
The single "Fairytale in the supermarket" was only on later re-issues of this album.
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From 01/08/2017 23:52
Missing the opening track, which is also the best on the album ("Fairytale In the Supermarket").
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From 06/11/2015 20:22
Solid, and fun. Will revisit.
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From 01/17/2015 16:54
Delightful!
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80/100
From 09/12/2014 22:18
I really like how minimalistic and raw this feels, paired with the screeching, dissonant VU-esque violins in here every so often, it really has this really great quirky vibe to it. I can imagine just a bunch of friends jamming in a garage and thinking "fuck it, let's get it recorded". Also it's pretty cool they're all-female.
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From 01/08/2013 03:03
I just saw this on someone's chart the other day. I was aware of, but not familiar with, The Raincoats so I decided to give it a shot. It's definitely my kind of late-70s music. Not bloated, not a touch of disco. Not complex, but not as simplistic as I would have expected.
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From 10/22/2012 13:25
I think that it's not my cup of coffee
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Best Albums of 1979
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2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
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