Wonderful Rainbow

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Wonderful Rainbow
Studio album by Lightning Bolt
Released March 4, 2003
Recorded Providence, Rhode Island
Costa Mesa, California
Genre Noise rock
Length 41:40
Label Load Records – LOAD #41
Producer Dave Auchenbach
Lightning Bolt chronology
Ride the Skies
(2001)
Wonderful Rainbow
(2003)
Hypermagic Mountain
(2005)

Wonderful Rainbow is the third album by noise rock band Lightning Bolt. It is considered to be their most accessible album, featuring heavy but catchy bass guitar riffs and frenetic drums.

This album is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, describing the band as the most vicious drum n' bass band ever.[citation needed].

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[2]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Stranger 4/4 stars[4]
Stylus Magazine (A)[5]

Critical response to Wonderful Rainbow was generally favorable, with an average of 81% based on 13 reviews on Metacritic.[6] Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Wonderful Rainbow at number 157 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s,[7] while Tiny Mix Tapes named it the 3rd best album of the 2000s.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hello Morning" – 0:55
  2. "Assassins" – 3:43
  3. "Dracula Mountain" – 5:11
  4. "2 Towers" – 7:08
  5. "On Fire" – 4:42
  6. "Crown of Storms" – 5:09
  7. "Longstockings" – 3:17
  8. "Wonderful Rainbow" – 1:29
  9. "30,000 Monkies" – 3:50
  10. "Duel in the Deep" – 6:16

Album personnel[edit]

  • Brian Chippendale – drums and vocals
  • Brian Gibson – bass guitar
  • Dave Auchenbach – recording engineer
  • Mike McHugh – recording engineer
  • Jeff Lipton – mastering
  • John Golden – vinyl mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Shepherd, Julianne (3 March 2003). "Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow". Reviews. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  4. ^ The Stranger review
  5. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  6. ^ "Wonderful Rainbow – Lightning Bolt". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  7. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Favorite 100 Albums of the 2000s". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 

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