The Raincoats-The Raincoats (1979)

My Rating: 68% (C+)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 68%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Fairytale in the Supermarket
  2. No Side to Fall In
  3. Adventures Close to Home
  4. Off Duty Trip
  5. Black and White
  6. Lola
  7. The Void
  8. Life on the Line
  9. You’re a Million
  10. In Love
  11. No Looking

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

In the mood for a somewhat punk sounding album that you can turn your brain off to.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Absolutely love this cover, it’s one of the reasons I gave the album a shot.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yeah, it’s not like it’s an amazing album as a whole, but an easy one to put on and forget about.

Final Thoughts:

The Raincoats were introduced to me by Elijah Wood (not personally) I loved the album cover so I gave them a shot. Punk, noise rock, women lead vocals, these all describe The Raincoats perfectly. It’s a fun easy album to listen to. Not a whole lot new to the genre, nor is it hit after hit. But it’s a fun album that you can easily tune in and out of without finding yourself annoyed or overly impressed by.

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