The Rhumb Line (album) by Ra Ra Riot

The Rhumb Line
The Rhumb Line by Ra Ra Riot (2008)
Release date: 2008-08-19
Overall rank: 10,041st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 18 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2008 (261st)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (2,355th)
Award Best albums of all time (10,041st)
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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 18 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 9.4.

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From paladisiac 06/28/2012 14:15
These guys can pump out new wave, 80s inspired pop/rock tunes like michael hutchence never left. Like Duran Duran if they had the more serious focus of the Police. "Ghost Under Rocks" is one of my fav tunes, with a chorus of "Here you are, you are breathing like little ghosts under rocks / That don’t sound in pockets / Folks found your problem / its lost and forgotten". The female harmony is a simple yet hauntingly gorgeous compliment to the urgent lead delivery. It's the almost-solemn catchiness that places Ra Ra Riot at #12 as in "dying is fine" with lines like "No more of this living dying / Just scientific analyzing / Forgive us oh life / The sin of" and a chorus of "Death oh baby / You know that dying is fine but maybe / I wouldn't like death if death were good / Not even if death were good" delivered with such a casual off-handedness it's almost lost in the hook. This, and songs like "Oh La", is the type of effortless pop that SHOULD be on the radio.
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From 09/02/2011 17:35
A BAND HAS COVERED SUSPENDED IN GAFFA!!!!!?????
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From ShaneSpear 09/02/2011 12:36
There are a few good songs on here like St. Peter's Day Festival and Suspended in Gaffa, but all told this is a pretty boring album. It's like listening to Vampire Weekend's dull cousin. Or eating plain oatmeal.
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