Ocean Rain (studio album) by Echo & The Bunnymen

Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 453rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 536 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (62nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (453rd)
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The Fountain by Echo & the Bunnymen (CD, Nov-2009, Ocean Rain Records)
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Ocean Rain is ranked as the best album by Echo & The Bunnymen.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 536 votes)
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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 79.5/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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45/100
From 01/03/2022 18:23
superficial melancholy pop
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75/100
From 09/22/2019 00:06
Favourite track: "The Killing Moon"
Least-favourite track: "Thorn Of Crowns"
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Rating:  
80/100
From 06/25/2018 22:56
Lush orchestration lifts ocean rain rain above is occasionally repetitive lyrics.
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70/100
From 06/22/2018 11:21
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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Rating:  
95/100
From 03/31/2018 16:04
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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75/100
From 01/21/2018 12:32
I managed to largely ignore these guys during my 120 Minutes phase. But this album worked for me.
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Rating:  
100/100
From 04/02/2017 11:46
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 03/08/2017 07:13
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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80/100
From 06/11/2016 15:01
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
From 11/19/2015 18:58
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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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
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. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
10. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
11. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
12. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
13. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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