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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: 463rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 436 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1984 (13th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (66th)
Top 500 albums of all time (463rd)

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Echo & The Bunnymen bestography

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

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 436 votes)
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80/100
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11/07/2018 01:32
77/100
 
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76/100
 
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89/100

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80/100
From titansaurs28 06/25/2018 22:56
Lush orchestration lifts ocean rain rain above is occasionally repetitive lyrics.
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70/100
From Brad1770 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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95/100
From Crumpet 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 planetneutral 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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From MaurizioMinazzi 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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From nitomano 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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From garycottier 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 hoyquarlow 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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From migglemo 08/24/2015 20:42
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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From twinpeakster 10/22/2013 15:03
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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