Quantity:1
The Rhumb Line has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.88
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: Renegade Sports Group Limited
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £8.99

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • The Rhumb Line
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

The Rhumb Line


Price: £4.89 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
In stock.
Sold by b68solutions and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
19 new from £3.98 8 used from £0.25 1 collectible from £3.45
£4.89 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details In stock. Sold by b68solutions and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Ra Ra Riot Store

Music

Image of album by Ra Ra Riot

Photos

Image of Ra Ra Riot

Biography

To observe Ra Ra Riot on stage is to observe a joyful experience in progress, somehow both intensely fun and just plain intense; it's a joy that's always aware that darkness and despair may be just around the corner, that life is both beautiful and terrible, and it’s a joy that is in fact amplified by this awareness.

It's this bittersweet dynamic that makes the rhumb ... Read more in Amazon's Ra Ra Riot Store

Visit Amazon's Ra Ra Riot Store
for 7 albums, 3 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

The Rhumb Line + THE ORCHARD + Beta Love
Price For All Three: £28.50

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: V2
  • ASIN: B001DR9H6M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,776 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

View the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Ghost Under Rocks 4:26Album Only
Listen  2. Each Year 3:15Album Only
Listen  3. St Peter's Day Festival 3:34Album Only
Listen  4. Winter '05 2:56Album Only
Listen  5. Dying Is Fine 3:51Album Only
Listen  6. Can You Tell 2:42Album Only
Listen  7. Too Too Too Fast 3:45Album Only
Listen  8. Oh, La 4:41Album Only
Listen  9. Suspended In Gaffa 3:47Album Only
Listen10. Run My Mouth 4:00Album Only

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. Scott on 18 Jan. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album after catching Ra Ra Riot supporting Vampire Weekend on their UK tour. They were fantastic - very much my taste in music - a mixture of indie rock with effective rather than cheesy use of violin, double bass (or cello?) Whilst they have a very distinct sound, the album is pretty varied, from the upbeat 'too too too fast' and 'ghost under rocks' to the more wistful 'dying is fine'. Some songs (such as the latter) have a very definite 'Smiths' flavour, although overall they would sit happily beside Vampire Weekend, the Arcade Fire etc. One of my favourite albums of recent years - definitely give it a go if you're curious!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Billy R on 30 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have never written any Amazon review before and I must admit I have seen some with which my views have not been on the same planet as the reviewer BUT it is always easier to be destructive than constructive.
Having picked up on this from The Fly I feel this is the best of 2008 so far with each song beautifully crafted and played with the same attention.
The sadness of the band comes through in the songs but not to the extent that it becomes over-bearing.
Cannot wait to see them and Vampire Weekend on the coming tour.
Recommend this to anyone.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Quite right, this is a bit rhumb. Ra Ra Riot's 2007 eponymous EP Ra Ra Riot showed great promise, recalling both Arcade Fire in its use of lush strings and tempo changes, as well as, and in retrospect, Vampire Weekend, with its Paul Simon vocals.

Sadly the Arcade Fire influence has been dropped for the album in favour of pursuing the Vampire Weekend influences, as well as some other radio-friendly indie-pop acts. The result is such that the four tracks here borrowed from the EP still ring promising, in particular `Ghost Under Rocks', but they stand alone as standout moments.

Granted the band sadly lost a member between the EP and album, but in doing so seem to have also lost their edge, which does serve as adequate posthumous praise for the poor lad. Where the album falls down is in its sub-Vampire Weekend aping. I am very much of the opinion that one of those is more than enough so a worse, at times (St. Peter's Day Festival and Suspended In Gaffa) sound-alike does not inspire me.

Where the album differentiates itself from the pack is with the commendable lashings of cello and other strings, but that alone does not a viable Arcade Fire alternative make.

The EP had a curious effect of managing to be so discreet a grower as to leap from bland to great in one epiphanic moment, but with regret, I'm sure I could play the LP forever without that same realisation of Eureka!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By GoldSilver on 31 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I really like this album, it doesn't have any amazing standout tracks on, but everything just fits together on it so well, with light enchanting melodies and an urgency to the beats. It's easily an album you can listen to all the way through repeatedly, the follow up album The Orchard is almost as good, but this is probably their best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By teamusic&emma on 22 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Really, really lovely can't get enough! For you if you like Vampire Weekend-esque minimalism but with strings
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback