Weather Diaries
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Weather Diaries
Weather Diaries
Studio album by
Released16 June 2017
RecordedNovember 2016-February 2017
GenreAlternative rock, shoegazing, dream pop
LabelWichita Recordings, Play It Again Sam
ProducerErol Alkan
Ride chronology
Waves: Radio 1 Sessions 90-94
Weather Diaries
Singles from Weather Diaries
  1. "Charm Assault"
    Released: 21 February 2017
  2. "Home Is a Feeling"
    Released: 22 February 2017
  3. "All I Want"
    Released: 26 April 2017
  4. "Cali"
    Released: 1 September 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundB-[4]
Drowned in Sound7/10[5]
PopMatters8/10 stars[7]
The Guardian4/5 stars[8]

Weather Diaries is the fifth studio album by English rock band, Ride. The album was released on 16 June 2017, and is the first Ride album since 1996's Tarantula.[9] The album was produced by English DJ Erol Alkan and mixed by long-time Ride collaborator Alan Moulder.


The album was supported by two singles: "Charm Assault", released on 21 February 2017, and "Home Is a Feeling" released the next day.[10][11]

The Japanese edition features the bonus track, which is the remix edition of "Home Is a Feeling", also with the limited edition Tote Bag.


Most critics were positive about the about rating the album the equivalent of six to seven out of ten. Spin felt the album had less shoegaze and was a simplified sound compared to early albums.[12]Three Imaginary Girls praised the songwriting, saying the album was '... memorable and cohesive.'[13]

Track listing

1."Lannoy Point"5:57
2."Charm Assault"4:12
3."All I Want"3:57
4."Home Is a Feeling"3:19
5."Weather Diaries"6:59
6."Rocket Silver Symphony"5:24
7."Lateral Alice"2:55
9."Integration Tape"2:26
11."White Sands"6:08
Total length:52:09
Japanese Bonus Track
12."Home Is A Feeling Remix (A Creamy Crambled Suite For A Ride, by Babe, Terror)"25:44
Total length:77:53



Additional personnel


Chart (2017) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 63
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 53
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[18] 39
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 11


  1. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for Weather Diaries by Ride". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Andy Kellman (June 16, 2017). "Weather Diaries - Ride : Songs, Reviews, Credits". All Media Network. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Robin Murray (16 June 2017). "Ride - Weather Diaries". Clash. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Tyler Clark (12 June 2017). "Ride - Weather Diaries". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Dom Gourlay (June 16, 2017). "Weather Diaries - Ride". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Ben Cardew (May 8, 2017). "Ride - Weather Diaries". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Ride: Weather Diaries". Pop Matters.
  8. ^ Gwilym Mumford (June 16, 2017). "Ride: Weather Diaries review - shoegaze heroes broaden their horizons". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Ride Announce New Album "Weather Diaries", Share New 'Charm Assault' Video: Watch
  10. ^ Listen to Ride's first new song in 20 years 'Charm Assault'
  11. ^ Pearce, Sheldon. "Listen to Ride's New Song 'Home Is a Feeling' | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017.
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  15. ^ " - Ride - Weather Diaries" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  16. ^ " - Ride - Weather Diaries" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 23 June 2017". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2017-06-26/p/4" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 June 2017.

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