Wonderful Rainbow

Wonderful Rainbow is the third studio 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.

Wonderful Rainbow
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2003
RecordedProvidence, Rhode Island
Costa Mesa, California
GenreNoise rock
Length41:40
LabelLoad (LOAD #41)
ProducerDave Auchenbach
Lightning Bolt chronology
Ride the Skies
(2001)
Wonderful Rainbow
(2003)
Hypermagic Mountain
(2005)

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]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
Blender     [4]
Mojo     [5]
Pitchfork8.4/10[6]
Stylus MagazineA[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes4.5/5[8]
Uncut     [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 placed Wonderful Rainbow at number 157 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[10]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Lightning Bolt.

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:41:40

PersonnelEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 September 4, 2020.
  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 Escobedo (March 3, 2003). "Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  7. ^ Panzner, Joe (September 1, 2003). "Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on July 1, 2011. 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. Retrieved October 1, 2009.

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