Wonderful Rainbow

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Wonderful Rainbow
Wonderful Rainbow.jpg
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, which describes the band as creating "a mix of sheer abuse and welcome diversity, for a truly challenging listening experience".[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10[6]
Stylus Magazine A[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5[8]
Uncut 4/5 stars[9]

Critical response to Wonderful Rainbow was generally favorable, with an average of 81 out of 100 based on 13 reviews on Metacritic.[2] Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Wonderful Rainbow at number 157 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s,[10] while Tiny Mix Tapes named it the 3rd best album of the 2000s.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lightning Bolt.

No. Title Length
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

Personnel[edit]

Lightning Bolt
Technical personnel
  • Dave Auchenbach – recording engineer
  • Mike McHugh – recording engineer
  • Jeff Lipton – mastering
  • John Golden – vinyl mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Wonderful Rainbow by Lightning Bolt". Metacritic. Retrieved January 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Rick. "Wonderful Rainbow – Lightning Bolt". AllMusic. Retrieved January 14, 2008. 
  4. ^ Weiner, Jonah (April 2003). "Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow". Blender (15): 124. Archived from the original on August 18, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow". Mojo (114): 99. May 2003. 
  6. ^ Shepherd, Julianne (March 3, 2003). "Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Panzner, Joe (September 1, 2003). "Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow – Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Mr P. "Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow". Uncut (74): 114. July 2003. 
  10. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Favorite 100 Albums of the 2000s". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 

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