Rio (studio album) by Duran Duran

Rio by Duran Duran
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 609th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 538 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (93rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (609th)
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Rio is ranked as the best album by Duran Duran.

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Rio 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: 
76/100 (from 538 votes)
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09/09/2023 05:23 Sumbody  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 93776/100
 
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08/30/2023 12:24 Ranger  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10887/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 74.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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80/100
From 09/26/2022 15:35
I love 80s synth-pop production here, there are some highlights - hit songs, the lyrics are often cringy, but overall very enjoyable listen. Hungry Like A Wolf is a timeless party banger.
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85/100
From 01/25/2022 12:45
Classic entry to the early 80s romantic and New Age flavored pop. Still sounds very fresh and stays listenable forever.
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80/100
From 01/03/2022 16:40
very strong everything. sexy. stylized. pop new wave.
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40/100
From 06/03/2021 10:01
A decent pop album, not every song works but there are one or two 80's classics on here. A great live band.
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85/100
From 04/15/2021 17:28
Good album, but I don't understand the ratings.
Currently 8th in 1982, but the rating is only 76/100
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100/100
From 09/26/2020 15:52
Wwooww...100/100 ????????????
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Rating:  
80/100
From 07/14/2020 19:42
A lot of great atmosphere on a lot of the songs on here. I do think there are a couple duds, namely Hold Back the Rain and Last Chance on the Stairway, but the rest are pretty good.
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From 06/07/2020 11:10
New Religion is the best example of both musical rambling and the infectious pop perfection.
I feel like they needed better verses too.
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From 06/07/2020 11:08
This album could be a piece of platinum if they didn't feel the need to unnecessarily pad-out songs with dull instrumental bits. It doesn't work with pop as infectious as this.
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95/100
From 11/01/2019 16:56
Ultimate early 80s New Romantic synth pop. The fellows in Duran Duran knew how to write big hooks and exploit the emergence of MTV. The music holds up.
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