A Walk Across The Rooftops (studio album) by The Blue Nile

A Walk Across The Rooftops by The Blue Nile
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 3,026th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 122 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1984 (52nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (465th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,026th)
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The Blue Nile bestography

A Walk Across The Rooftops is ranked 2nd best out of 4 albums by The Blue Nile on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Blue Nile is Hats which is ranked number 1156 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,533.

The Blue Nile album bestography « Higher ranked (1,156th) This album (3,026th) Lower ranked (8,764th) »
HatsA Walk Across The RooftopsPeace At Last

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A Walk Across The Rooftops track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 122 votes)
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03/22/2024 12:33 Fertu  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,43582/100
 
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03/02/2024 11:54 Untitled  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,27378/100
 
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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 78.7/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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90/100
From 01/03/2022 16:48
some superb music here. sentimental and moving
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95/100
From 04/13/2021 17:13
literally found this band an hour ago while listening to my spotify daily mix and I'm already in love.
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55/100
From 05/25/2018 18:01
This album sounds like a combination of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush stuff from around the same time period, with a few more synth flourishes but lacking some melodic cohesion.
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From 01/21/2018 14:08
Different than I expected, generally in a good way.
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90/100
From 11/10/2016 17:10
Be sure to find the 14 track digital version - 7 extra tracks!
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80/100
From 07/02/2016 19:56
The first cinematic and neon lit masterpiece from the Blue Nile. Like it's successor, hats, it's that perfect late night album, at the time between midnight and dawn. Romantic and lovely.
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95/100
From 05/20/2015 01:15
Fantastic album! MEZ
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90/100
From 05/24/2014 21:13
Totally agree with previous comment - for those of you who like the Blue Nile may I politely ask you to listen to this -their break-through album which as I remember as one of the best of the 1980s. The classic tracks of which I estimate to there to be at least 4 (they identify themselves) are even now still thrilling to listen to. I seem to recall waiting forever for the follow-up which disappointed me so much as such a strong debut hinted at a group with immense potential. However this is their moment in the Sun.
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85/100
From 12/14/2012 18:14
Epic stuff. Can't believe that this is not considered their best album on here!
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
3. The Smiths by The Smiths
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
9. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
10. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
11. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
12. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
13. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers by Bob Marley & The Wailers
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. Diamond Life by Sade
17. 1984 by Van Halen
18. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
19. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
20. E2-E4 by Manuel Göttsching
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