Rainbow United Kingdom

The best album credited to Rainbow is Rising which is ranked number 711 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,660.

Rainbow is ranked number 412 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,678.

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Rainbow best albums

The following albums by Rainbow are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1976
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Best Of Rainbow 
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1981
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Total albums: 16. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for Rainbow.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Rainbow bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 5 0%
1980s 5 0%
1990s 3 0%
2000s 1 0%
2010s 2 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 13 81%
Yes 3 19%
Live? Albums %
No 11 69%
Yes 5 31%

Rainbow best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 89 (121 votes)Comments: 4
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Rating: 86 (48 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 86 (90 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Rising)
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Rating: 85 (39 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Long Live Rock 'N' Roll)
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Rating: 85 (42 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 85 (38 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Long Live Rock 'N' Roll)
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Rating: 84 (84 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Rising)
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Rating: 84 (82 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Rising)
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Rating: 82 (21 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Down To Earth)
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Rating: 82 (32 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Long Live Rock 'N' Roll)
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Rating: 81 (29 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Long Live Rock 'N' Roll)
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Rating: 81 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Down To Earth)
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Rating: 80 (75 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rising)
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Rating: 80 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (28 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Long Live Rock 'N' Roll)
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Rating: 80 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Down To Earth)
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Rating: 79 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Down To Earth)
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Rating: 79 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Difficult To Cure)
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Rainbow ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 40 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 6% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 78.3/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 14.5.

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From 05/23/2020 18:36
"All eyes see the figure of the wizard, as he climbs to the top of the world.
No sound as he falls instead of rising. Time standing still then there's blood on the sand".
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From 02/17/2019 13:57
I have given 10 songs a score of 100, Stargazer is one of them. Gates of Babylon and Tarot woman 95, Dio, Blackmore and Co. were one of the greatest rock bands ever.
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From 04/07/2018 01:06
I don’t often give songs 100 rating, but I’ve given Rainbow several. Stargazer, Rainbow Eyes, Gates Of Babylon, Catch The Rainbow... So many perfect songs. The albums aren’t always on the same level, but they’re still both my favourite Blackmore and favourite Dio band. And that says a lot.
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From 01/31/2016 18:34
Unfortunatly very overlooked band. They have Ritchie Blackmore (original Deep Purple guitarist) and Ronnie James Dio (needs no introduction).
Their first 3 albums are some of the best 70s albums, in my opinion

Favorite songs: Temple Of The King, Catch The Rainbow, Man On The Silver Mountain, Stargazer, Long Live Rock N' Roll, Tarot Woman
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From 04/02/2013 22:53
Oh wait, why is Long Live Rock 'n' Roll in front of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow? That doesn't make any sense.
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From 11/16/2012 23:47
This is probably my favorite band that Ronnie James Dio was a part of. What's incredible is that it was able to continue without him but getting other great vocalists like Graham Bonnet and Joe Lynn Turner. Blackmore is the foundation necessary for any band. He was also was the most important part of Deep Purple. Rising is my favorite album but just barely. Long Live Rock N' Roll is incredible as well.
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From 07/31/2012 03:53
Blackmore is my favorite guitarist of all time. Dio doesn't hurt either. This also featured the very underated Cozy Powell on the kit as well. Stargazer is one of the best Metal/Hard Rock songs ever created. No Metalhead should be without Rainbow Rising.
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From 07/06/2011 05:28
Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore! Really, that's all that needs to be said.
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From 05/22/2010 04:13
This band has been totally overlooked by members here. Ritchie Blackmore formed the band when he left Deep Purple. I recommend Rising and Long Live Rock 'n' Roll to anyone who likes hard-driving 70s rock. Features Ronnie James Dio's best vocals.
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