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Ocean Rain (album) by Echo & The Bunnymen

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Ocean Rain
Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen (1984)
Overall rank: 477th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 449 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (66th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (477th)

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Echo & The Bunnymen bestography

Ocean Rain is ranked as the best album by Echo & The Bunnymen.

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Ocean Rain track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Silver
 85/100 (89 votes)
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2.Nocturnal Me
 83/100 (82 votes)
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3.Crystal Days
 81/100 (77 votes)
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4.The Yo-Yo Man
 79/100 (71 votes)
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5.Thorn Of Crowns
 79/100 (76 votes)
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6.Track pickThe Killing Moon
 91/100 (168 votes)
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7.Track pickSeven Seas
 86/100 (92 votes)
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8.My Kingdom
 82/100 (77 votes)
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9.Ocean Rain
 84/100 (82 votes)
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Ocean Rain rankings

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 449 votes)
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65/100
3 days ago
84/100
 
70/100
05/16/2019 12:51
75/100
 
85/100
05/11/2019 18:10
80/100
 
85/100
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83/100
 
75/100
05/02/2019 21:47
72/100

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Rating:  
80/100
Lush orchestration lifts ocean rain rain above is occasionally repetitive lyrics.
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70/100
From Brad1770
I was always aware of Echo & The Bunnymen with great tracks such as "The Killing Moon" and "Never Stop" but never really got into them as The Smiths debut came out in 1984 the same year as 'Ocean Rain' and I was 100% besotted with The Smiths so my EATBM love affair never happened

This album stands testament to a group at the peak of their powers with standout tracks "The Killing Moon" , "Thorn Of Crown" and title track "Ocean Rain" simply breath taking

This album should have made them massive , but it didn't. I've always said Echo and The Bunnymen were too commercial for the Indie Crowd and too Indie for the commercial crowd , they fell into the cracks between

The Greatest Album Ever Made as it was marketed ? Hardly , but bloody awesome none the less

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95/100
From Crumpet
Their masterpiece, every single track on this album is great. This whole album has a similar sound to the best track from their last album ‘The Cutter’ due to the rich instrumentation, which is a great thing in my book. The best of the best include ‘Silver’, ‘Seven Seas’, ‘Ocean Rain’ and, of course, ‘The Killing Moon’.
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Rating:  
75/100
I managed to largely ignore these guys during my 120 Minutes phase. But this album worked for me.
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100/100
Love the orchestral sound and the atmosphere, love every single track. Probably my favorite new wave album and one of my favorites from the 80s.
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75/100
From nitomano
Gran album, nunca antes había escuchado a esta banda y debo decir que me agradó desde el primer momento que la oí. Mis temas favoritas fueron Nocturnal Me, The Killing Moon y Seven Seas
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Rating:  
80/100
My favourite Echo and the bunnymen album. Ocean rain, sees the band embracing a more orchestral sound and it suits the songs perfectly. Highlights obviously include, killing moon, as well as, nocturnal me, and, crystal days. One of those where the album sleeve really captures the music inside.
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90/100
Really love that album... Not every song is that great but as a whole it has a wonderful, dreamy atmosphere. Essential 80's stuff.
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From migglemo
Ocean rain, ocean rain.
Echo and the Bunnymen crafted an essentially perfect record.
The songs are full of sturdy melodies, outstanding instrumentation, evocative lyrics. But what really sets it apart is the experimentation going on in and around these elements. Ultimately, every song is brilliant and the sequence is perfect.
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90/100
I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. A cross between The Cure and Neil Diamond. Pretty interesting sound.
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