The Riff Randells – Doublecross: #669 of best 1,000 albums ever!

The Riff Randles - Doublecross

Why is The Riff Randells’ Doublecross on my best 1,000 albums ever list?

So come on, check it off now.

Some stats & info about The Riff Randells – Doublecross

  • What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Canadian Bands, Rock Music, Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Power Pop
  • Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
  • All Music’s rating3.5 out of 5 stars
  • When was Doublecross released? 2007
  • My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #669 out of 1,000

The Riff Randells’ Doublecross on Spotify

What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?

Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.

But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective review of what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.

What does The Riff Randells’ Doublecross mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?

In any kind of list or ranking of art, such as with this here best 1,000 albums ever project of course, there’s going to be all kinds of biases going on. And that’s part of the fun, and for me if nothing else this endeavor has helped me to learn more about why I’m passionate about music.

One thing I’ve long known is that I have a sweet spot for tightly written power pop or hook-driven punk rock with female vocalists that have great voices and deliver with attitude and panache. And on that score The Riff Randells’ Doublecross absolutely delivers.

And at a punk rock album length of just over 24 minutes for its 11 tracks, Doublecross rockets along with no real weak spots. My favorite songs are the ones that are particularly catchy. “When He Looks At Me” fits the bill there, and also showcases Kathy Camaro’s voice very nicely.

“Parker Place” has a classic pop punk opening riff and zooms along from there in a way that is equal parts rocking and ear pleasing.

I absolutely love the chunky guitar riff on “Bandana” and is a great little power pop gem overall.