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The Coral

The Coral

2002

Buy At Rough Trade
The Coral
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Rating

3.03

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8899
Genres
Pop
Rock

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Fri Apr 23 2021
1

Jesus, the bar must have been set lower than I thought for what constitutes the top 1,001 albums of all time

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

starting to dread hitting my submit button and seeing the random ass band I definitely do not need to hear before I die

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Fri Apr 23 2021
1

It's 2002. Rock is back again baby! Here comes another "The" band ready to ride the hype train with a fresh take on an aging genre. But what comes next is more than unexpected, it's sea shanties. It's polka, reggae, klezmer, and punk. It's not very good. It's The Coral. Their name evokes tropical seas. They are a pirates, sailing from foreign land to foreign land, stealing the unique musical riches of each country, pillaging the local harvest, and shitting it all onto a record. D Postscript: In my ever-increasing musical nationalism I'll point out that these dudes are British, talented, likely white, and possibly tone deaf to the fact they're "borrowing" music from the queen's former colonies

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Wed Apr 07 2021
2

Nothing great about this album . Not terrible but not memorable in the least

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

I had heard one song from this, and always liked it. Turns out the rest of the album is even better. I love this! It's an easy listen, fun, melodic, and rocks out. I wasn't expecting this to be so good. A very nice surprise.

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

My first 5 from something I've never heard a lick about beforehand. Very enjoyable psych-influenced indie, with a little polka and ska for good measure.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

I was really surprised that there was a band that was prolific, part of the early 2000's rock revival, and enjoyable to listen to that I had never heard of. These guys really felt unique amongst many of their peers, and I see why they made this list, even though either I am just ignorant of they didn't achieve nearly the fame of bands like The White Stripes or The Strokes. My Personal Enjoyment: 4/5 Did it belong on this list: 4.5/5

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Fri Aug 13 2021
1

The algorithm is in a foul mood. The only explanation for this appearing on the list is for everyone to hear what a horrible album sounds like. It turns out this album WAS bumped off the list on the latest edition, a wrong that I hope this generator corrects as well. Perhaps this band got better with future albums, but I don't intend to test that possibility. There are parts of a lot of songs that sound great, only to suddenly veer off into an annoying direction. I'm going to want those 34 minutes and 32 seconds back before I die. What a snooze.

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Thu May 20 2021
4

This is a weird album, and I kind of love it. The opening track, "Spanish Main", is definitely my favorite: it's a psychedelic rock sea shanty, and I would listen to a whole album of songs like it. Unfortunately, this album is not that and the rest of it is more of a psychedelic folk rock album. Still, the highlights of this album more than make up for the lowlights and it's well worth checking out for anybody who wants to hear some stuff they've never heard before

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Sun Jun 13 2021
5

I had heard one song from this, and always liked it. Turns out the rest of the album is even better. I love this! It's an easy listen, fun, melodic, and rocks out. I wasn't expecting this to be so good. A very nice surprise.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Never heard of this band before but love their sound. Cant wait to listen to more of their music!

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Made me want to cry in bed. A+ original and interesting.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
5

Wow, fell in love during the first couple of songs

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Never heard this - like Gomez and burning spear fronted by a rabbi

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Tue Aug 10 2021
2

Really surprised this is in the list

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Fri Apr 23 2021
1

Wow, that was a real piece of shit. Why the fuck is this on the list? Are the Coral like the genreless Ween band of the UK? Good musicians who don’t have any taste. They mashed up tons of my least favorite, annoying experimental genre rock: Gogol Bordello, Ska, Arctic Monkeys and Nick Cave. There’s a couple of moments, moments, where there’s some very Oh Sees inflected guitar effects, maybe they were an influence. Maybe they deserve credit for that? I hated this album. Wish I could give it a Zero. All that after I was excited by the album cover. Yuck.

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Fri Nov 17 2023
1

Not even in the best 1001 albums of 2002.

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

Dope Psychedelia. Would probably be a 9/10, but a lot of the early songs squarely place this in a 5.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

No los conocía. Están entretenidos.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

Rating: 10/10 Best songs: all

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

One of my favorite albums in high school.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
5

Love it Beatles-esque. Very mod and jangly.

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Sun Sep 24 2023
5

Very good, but very short. Possibly the most Scouse thing ever to exist, which is a good thing! A band I loved when this came out, and will always think of fondly

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Thu Oct 19 2023
5

Great actually was not expecting this.

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Mon Oct 30 2023
5

Grew on me after the first listen

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Wed Nov 15 2023
5

I’d never heard of The Coral before, but every song on this album rocks.

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Thu Dec 21 2023
5

Wow this was a total new discovery for for me and I loved the album Simon Diamond and Skeleton Key are great but it a really retro sounds with a twist - its a ride for sure listen to the whole thing please

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Fri Dec 29 2023
5

Dreaming of you is een zalig hitje met nostalgische waarde. De rest van het album is ook erg opzwepend en tof

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Thu Jan 04 2024
5

Outstanding. Can't wait to listen to more of their catalog. Right up my alley.

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Sat Jan 06 2024
5

I bought this when it first came out and knew it would be a classic. How anyone can give this anything other than 5* is beyond me

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Fri Jan 19 2024
5

Sehr spannendes Album - mal erinnert es an die Beatsteaks ("I remember when", eins meiner Lieblingslieder auf diesem Album), dann taucht plötzlich russische Folklore auf (immer noch "I remember when") und überall schwingt 60er/70er Psychedelic mit. Kaum zu glauben, dass das Album erst so "jung" ist, aber mir macht es Lust auf mehr. Definitiv eine Entdeckung, auf die ich selbst nicht gekommen wäre 😊

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Fri Jan 26 2024
5

Loved it. Weird, quirky, jazz/ska/indie mix. Didnt realise I knew them until -the- song came on.

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Mon Feb 12 2024
5

4.5, super fun music, really needed it today

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Wed Feb 28 2024
5

10/10 everything I could ever want and more perfect rock revival album

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Mon Sep 28 2020
4

Super assured retro psych/Brit beat debut

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

dreaming of you gives me joy. other songs are mehh tho but generally love this genre

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Mon Sep 14 2020
4

Not the type of music I'd actively seek out to listen to but was surprisingly enjoyable and catchy!

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Tue May 11 2021
4

More unknown brits bringing the solid rock and roll

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Mon May 17 2021
4

An enjoyable blast from the past!

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Some really interesting vibes. I had never heard this ever before

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

I really liked this record! Sort outlaw, or pirate

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Sat Feb 20 2021
4

I was there when Dreaming of you became a hit, I thought they were good but had never fully heard this album until now, it’s quite good

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

"Dreaming of you" can't be this old... A few other great songs too.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Liked it but can't really remember any songs off of it. I guess these are like the Beatles but they're MODERN BEATLES which just makes them Uninteresting Beatles.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Es como un poco country - rock. Está bien.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

I started this album expecting something like any mid-2000 indie rock, so, I wasn't expecting too much. However, this is a very nice album, with fewer cliches and some good songs. Nothing spectacular, but a nice album.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

I didn’t know the artist. I’m a fan of the really guitar-heavy music so this was a good fit for me. Few specific songs stuck out but i enjoyed it holistically and I’d like to listen again.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Liked it a lot. will definitely listen again

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

If Syd Barret era Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones had a baby that was raised by the rest of the 60's, you would have this album.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

Oh dreaming of you ist cool. Den Rest entdecke ich gerade erst und dieser 60ies sound gefällt mir.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Psychedelic birtish rock... Punk ish Playlist songs: I remember when Dreaming of you Goodbye

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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

Really enjoyed it. Had no expectations and it was great

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Mon May 31 2021
4

First time listening: 9/11 songs liked It's like a modern version of The Doors, in the best way! Some songs feel very ska like too, that may just be a bias of mine for being in a ska band. Enjoyable! 2 songs saves

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

This album is weird in the good way. I quite like the lead singer’s voice. Give me some bass-led songs with harmonies and I’m in! Dreaming Of You is the highlight of the album for me. There are other good songs too like I Remember When, Shadows Fool, and Goodbye. The lyrics do get a bit repetitive sometimes and the last track is a bit slow for my taste. It sorta feels like they ran out of steam at the end. This album was on the original 1001 list and supposedly was removed by the 2018 edition. I guess we are working off the old list? I am thankful it was still generated for us.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Never heard of them and really enjoyed.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Excellent opening, let's see if it continues in this vein.... So far, so good.... Looking for it now on Discogs!

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

Really liking their sound. Some special songs here, "Dreaming of You," "Waiting for the Heartaches." Really strong album. It seems like they are super talented, they know who they are as a band, and they are just having fun with it.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
4

Album cover looks like.... I just don't know. There's only 1 R in Coral so it can't be corral, which would have made more sense. Indie rock maybe? It is a "the" band with no real sense in the name... Ok it's jokey early 00s indie, with like a rockabilly flavour. I normally hate that shit but I really liked this against all odds and want to rate it highly. It's worth noting that I had a migraine yesterday and I still feel like I have some kind of brain fog. But this is album is fun through the haze. 4/5.

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Thu Sep 28 2023
4

This was surprisingly good. I really enjoyed it as it was a different sound.

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Mon Oct 02 2023
4

Love this one. Hadn't heard it in ages.

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Fri Oct 06 2023
4

Indierock with interesting twists. Like it. One of the albums that grows on you after a while

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Wed Oct 11 2023
4

Je sais pas pourquoi tout le monde chie dessus dans les commentaires, c’est vraiment d’la bombe

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Wed Oct 18 2023
4

Loved it ! Gave me cat empire vibes

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Sun Oct 29 2023
4

I liked it, kinda weird in a good way.

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Mon Oct 30 2023
4

The 1960’s called and they want their tunes back.

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Sat Nov 04 2023
4

A fun little pirate-adjacent album. 7/10

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Sat Nov 04 2023
4

7/10. Pirate music that doesn't sound like pirate music because it's actually 2000's rock? Sign me up!

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Sun Nov 05 2023
4

Es como un poco country - rock. Está bien.

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Sun Nov 05 2023
4

Neo-psicodelia, folk rock. Está bien. Un 4.

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Thu Nov 09 2023
4

They seem like a 60s rock band that transported to the 21st century. Well, there is a song called Time Travel on the album.... Standouts: Dreaming of You, I Remember When, Goodbye, Wildfire. Others: Waiting for the Heartaches, Skeleton Key Very solid. I like it. 3.5

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Sun Nov 26 2023
4

Øv nu har jeg glemt det, men husker det som en 4’er - ret fedt!

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Sun Nov 26 2023
4

i rlly like the album cover so thats promising made in 2002, but feels like it was made earlier i enjoy the guitar on all the tracks, the vocals sound a bit bland in some of the songs got better as the album went on

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Sun Dec 10 2023
4

If it was a full album of ‘Dreaming of You’ it would get 5 stars.

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Mon Dec 11 2023
4

Pirate rock! i kinda like it. 4?

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Thu Dec 14 2023
4

I'm surprised I've never heard this before - or at least don't remember listening to this band before.

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Thu Dec 21 2023
4

A good, solid alternative album reminiscent of classic alternative artists like The Clash, The Psychedelic Furs, or Squeeze. Lots of strong guitar riffs, fast-paced, and energetic tracks.

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Fri Dec 22 2023
4

Even though my first ever standing gig was The Coral I’d never listened to this album in full before. Apparently that was my loss. I’m a fan of the unhinged, chaotic energy in most of these songs, and the way it sounds completely cohesive and somewhat unique despite the clear 60s influences. And that’s before considering Dreaming of You, which is worth a star on its own. In conclusion: much better than yesterday’s turn of the century Liverpudlian guitar band album (H.M.S. Fable).

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Wed Jan 03 2024
4

Easy listen! Some really nice tunes in it! Solid 8/10 in my opinion!

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Sat Jan 06 2024
4

I’ll restate my view that you need to listen to many albums 10 times to decide if you like them. There just isn’t time to do that but I like the early days feeling I’m getting from this one. It sounds like an English version of Os Mutantes. (How’s that for a blast from the 1001 past?)

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Fri Jan 19 2024
4

Some good tunes! Not sure that I’d ever listened to The Coral before

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Fri Jan 19 2024
4

Never heard of them. Hmmmh, interesting. It’s harmonious and varied enough to keep me engaged and not it’s not annoying. There’s some parts with too many repetitions but I can stand it. I think, I like the last song on the album ‘Calendars and Clocks’ the most.

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Fri Jan 19 2024
4

A surprising discovery for me! After listening to the album of the day, I listen to their latest album, which I also liked, maybe more than the album of the day.

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Fri Jan 19 2024
4

Good mix of odd and straightforward rock music

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Sat Jan 20 2024
4

Above average rock album. 3.5/5

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