Rio (studio album) by Duran Duran

Rio by Duran Duran
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 603rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 503 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (91st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (603rd)
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Duran Duran bestography

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 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 84 (145 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 79 (94 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 78 (91 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 85 (135 votes)Comments: 5
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 503 votes)
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n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
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06/05/2022 04:59 culwin  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 16576/100
 
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06/04/2022 15:25 CjHubb117  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 11590/100
 
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05/31/2022 11:29 jeremy9  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,23873/100
 
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05/04/2022 19:18 sszwalbenest  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,31677/100
 
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04/12/2022 14:12 lewis88  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 31187/100

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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 74.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
80/100
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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Rating:  
80/100
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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/22/2019 15:27
Favorite Tracks:Hold Back The Rain
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