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Odyshape

The Raincoats Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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“Within a minute, they seem to have trashed every female stereotype in rock and roll… I was amazed” – Greil Marcus, ‘Rolling Stone’ 1980.

The Raincoats, seminal post-punk band, ‘godmothers of grunge’ and inspiration to a generation of riot grrrls, are celebrating over three decades of breaking rules and doing things the way they think they ... Read more in Amazon's The Raincoats Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (13 Jan 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • ASIN: B00009ZVCT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 723,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 22 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A masterpiece. It's a step up from their self-titled first album, which itself was excellent.

Think of how many years can be spent finding more delights in Beefheart's Trout Mask and here we have another that can be listened to for years for it's experimental nuances and intelligence to come through.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MY GOD THIS IS GOOD 2 Mar 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I first heard of The Raincoats in the film '10 Things I Hate About You.' I loved the music by Letters to Cleo on the sountrack and was told that The Raincoats had a similar style but were even better. I had to buy their album just to see and boy was I happy. The Raincoats album Odyshape is my most listened to and loved album and has been for the past year. I have yet to find an album better. If you like Letters to Cleo you will love this, if they're better than them is a question only you can answer
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, pure emotion 6 July 2001
By Sara G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
At first I didn't like this Raincoats album as much as their first one. The songs were so ethereal, insubstantial. Later I came to love it for just those same reasons. The music wraps around you, beautiful and airy, and pulls you along with it. You'll find yourself crying and rejoicing with these songs, and not because of the profound lyrics. The music itself seems like pure emotion- for instance, "Baby" is a tale of longing, but you don't have to listen to the lyrics to find out. It pulls you, the intensity of the longing. Listening to this album is a spiritual experience.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars true music! 30 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
for some strange reason this album is considered not as good as their other two studio albums, the first s/t is closer to punk and the third (moving)is closer to reggay, which leaves odyshape somewhere in the middle, but that is what gives odyshape it's strange undescribable feeling, all through hearing this album you get a strong feeling that you have never heard anything like it and you never will. true this album is difficult and takes a number of listenings to know and understand and then some to love, but any true music lover that will take the time to know this album will not regret, this album is a pure mix of sounds and emotions, which makes it true music!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars B 20 Jan 2000
By michael cockram - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
took me ages to get into this - cant be bothered to review at such - just if you do get it, listen to it at night first.. if you've just come to the raincoats from nirvana it may be a bit of a shock, just keep trying with it - you may find it to be one of the most beautiful albums you've ever heard...
...or maybe not
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That's it! I'm naming my kids after this band! 22 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If I was stuck on desert island, I'd want nothing with me but this album and the 1999 Swedish Swimsuit Team. Seriously, it's that good. If Frank Harrison were alive today he'd hang this album over his head with a coat hanger and never take it down, not even to shower. I'm listening to the second track, "Family treet" right now, and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zounds! 30 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is so perfect. Madness made manifest, shaped in the air, anchored along fret-vectors and finally exorcised for good. I've gone through half a dozen copies in fifteen years and not once gotten bored with it. "Only Loved at Night" is one of the greatest songs ever recorded. Gotta give Mssr. Cobain a posthumous nod for using his Geffen creds to get these reissued. Thanks, Kurt. Thanks, Ladies.
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