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Welcome To The Pleasuredome

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

1984

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Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Album Summary

Welcome to the Pleasuredome is the debut studio album by English synth-pop band Frankie Goes to Hollywood, first released on 29 October 1984 by ZTT Records. Originally issued as a vinyl double album, it was assured of a UK chart entry at number one due to reported advance sales of over one million. It actually sold around a quarter of a million copies in its first week. The album was also a top-10 seller internationally in countries such as Switzerland, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. While commercially successful, the album also drew criticism for containing new versions of all of the songs from the group's (already much-remixed) singles from the same year ("Relax" and "Two Tribes", plus B-side "War"), as well as a surfeit of cover versions in lieu of much new original material. It was later revealed that Trevor Horn's production dominated the record so thoroughly that the band's own instrumental performances were often replaced by session musicians or Horn himself. Frankie's second album, Liverpool, actively featured the full band. However, the album's evergreen ballad "The Power of Love" subsequently provided the group with their third consecutive UK number one single. To celebrate the album's 30th anniversary, in October 2014, ZTT through Union Square Music released a limited edition (2,000 copies only) box set entitled Inside the Pleasuredome, available exclusively from the website pledgemusic.com. The box set contains rarities on 10" vinyl, as well as a book, a DVD, a cassette (featuring 13 mixes of "Relax" and its B-side "One September Monday") as well as a new 2014 remastered version of Welcome to the Pleasuredome on 180g vinyl.

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Mon Jan 02 2023
5

I'm shocked at how good this album is, it covers a lot of territory and is a satisfying journey. I had no idea; the only song I'd heard before was "Relax" which, by the way, mashes up really well with Rammstein's "Du Hast". If you're the kind of person who likes every song on the album to be similar then skip this, you won't like it. Also, you're lame. Go back to the safe playlist bubbles of Spotify or whatever.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

FGTH were MASSIVE. Relax and Two Tribes sound like a huge outburst of rage against the system. Great Britain in 1984 - Thatcher’s sweeping social reforms, massive unemployment, miners’ strike, troubled in Northern Ireland, deepening North/South divide and genuine fear of nuclear obliteration - an absolutely awful time to be anything other than obscenely wealthy. And here were a band from Liverpool, making loud, raucous, frenetic music, as maximalist as the excesses of the Tory government but this belonged to them - we’ll sing about sex, we’ll sing about war, we’re blatantly queer and we’re going to be huge. And they were. Radio 1 banned Relax from the airwaves - it made no difference - the song hit number one, followed by Two Tribes (with Relax now occupying number two in the charts - practically unheard of) and Power of Love. Three hit singles. And for a short while, these Lads from Liverpool ran the country - not the fascist regime in Westminster. Anything was possible. Perhaps that explosion of energy explains the shortcomings of this album. The hits and a few other tracks aside, synth pop cover versions do not an album make and perhaps the interference of Trevor Horn meant the creative spark was diminished somewhat when the band tried to make more music. Not a classic album, then, but an important one. Never forget what this band meant. Frankie Says Relax, yeah?

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Thu Nov 25 2021
1

All of the 80's collective cheesiness rolled into one album. I hate this corny shit.

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Sun Feb 20 2022
5

My wife says she feel like I was cheating on her with Spotify while listening to this.

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Wed Apr 26 2023
5

I was undecided for so long whether to go 4 or 5 with this album, but you know what? It's a classic. So many legendary tunes. Flows well. Powerful album

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Sun Jan 03 2021
4

You know, I really liked this a lot. More than I thought I would. There’s a very cinematic feel to it, maybe kind of a broadway show feel. You’ve got kinda synthy stuff like Relax, you’ve got bossanova on the San Jose cover, there’s a Born To Run cover, there’s a skit or two. I’ve listened to it like 3 times in a day because it flows together so well even though it might not be the BEST.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
3

This was very different to what i expected. It starts out like quite a decent dance record. Inexplicably throws in a few covers which add very little. Then the latter part of the record goes nowhere until the massive hit "power of love" comes on. Not sure how much of a coherent album it is but its fucking mental and mostly enjoyable if only in parts. 3/5

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

OMG, I bought this LP when it came out. I wore this album out, there is nothing like it.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

I really enjoyed this. It was weird, trippy, indulgent, all the things that can be annoying and make an album less enjoyable potentially, but this one hits the mark. A really unique and cool experience.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
5

Full album changed power of love for me

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Wed May 01 2024
5

Fun. Didn't realize they did covers as well. Enjoyed the album.

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Wed Jan 06 2021
3

Relax is a classic but the album really drops off in the second half

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Woof this is all over the place. Horrid title track, great songs that would probably sound better covered, very dated, and interesting album experience touches. Too confusing for anything but a 3.

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Sun May 09 2021
2

basic 80s with a load of covers weaker than the originals

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Tue Jul 13 2021
5

Could’ve done without the Springsteen cover

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

Wow, I didn’t expect to like this nearly as much as I did… really solid listening experience. The originally songs were fun jams and even the covers were really original takes on those tracks. Overall thoroughly enjoyed this and I might check out more of their stuff. Favorite Tracks: “Welcome To The Pleasure Dome,” “Relax,” “War,” and “The Power of Love”

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

- strong musicianship - kinda out there but also poppy - wildly explicit lyrics, truly shocking

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Thu Oct 28 2021
5

I had sort of decided this wasnt for me as I am not a massive pop fan, however this is an amazing album full of great records

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

Thank you for welcoming me to the Pleasuredome

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

Fantastic, varied synth-pop album.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

Relax, Two Tribes, The Power of Love - these were all tracks I was well aware of and liked, but I had never ventured further into the Frankie Goes To Hollywood oeuvre. Well, I'm very pleased that I now have! I would have originally said Frankie... was decidely 80s pop rock but there are tonnes of different elements going on here, I hear tones of jazz, funk, dance and R&B. Fantastic record!

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Fri Dec 30 2022
5

Un disc excessiu, pletòric, que aglutina i expandeix els '80. Hi ha de tot i no tot és perfecte, però la majoria és material molt robust. Estan els singles: 'Relax', 'The Power of Love', Two Tribes', que van marcar una época. Estan les versions, una 'Born to Run' efervescent o un 'Ferry Cross the Mersey' reverencial. Estan els growers que amb les escoltes guanyen pes, com 'Krisco Kisses' o 'War'... La producció de Trevor Horn i la imatge i actitud del grup, que va marcar aquells anys, acaben per reivindicar-lo com un dels grans discos de la década

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Mon May 22 2023
5

I'm ten percent gayer whenever I listen to this synth-pop masterpiece. That's how good it is! All jokes aside, this is an album that should probably be taken far more seriously than its current "critical reputation" lets on. First, this is producer Trevor Horn's Sistine Chapel: the 13-minute+ cinematic extravaganza of the title track is here to prove it. Secondly, fillers are pretty rare here, which is a feat given that *Welcome To The Pleasure Dome* is a double-album: that string of covers in the middle of the record (standards once sung by Bruce Springsteen, Edwin Starr, Gerry Marsden or Dionne Warwick) are always fresh and interesting, and the vast majority of the FGTH compositions stand out as well. There's the steamy hit "Relax", of course, and getting you ten percent gayer is the very minimum said hedonistic anthem can do. There are also "Two Tribes" and that touching-yet-fully-epic ballad "The Power of Love", aptly concluding the proceedings. Yet as good as those highlights are, they should not *fully* divert attention away from the lesser-known "Wish The Lads Were Here", "Krisco Kisses", and "Black Night White Light" towards the end of this record, along with the instrumental "The Ballad Of 32". Those tracks are pretty catchy as well. As a matter of fact, I find those deep cuts catchier and more satisfying in terms of melodies and hooks than 90% of the other synth-pop acts of the time. And I'm including the overrated Duran Duran here, or even Tears For Fears (ar least as far as their non-singles are concerned). So yep, Frankie Goes To Hollywood released an all-time classic in the synth-pop genre, period. And to be clear, punks, anyone who disagrees with me on this can get on his knees and suck my d... Well, only if said oral activity gives you pleasure, *of course*. And if you're nice and gentle enough, I may even return the favor at some point... Jeeze, did I say this album made me "ten percent gayer"? Maybe it's more like 25. 😎 One last thing, the topical overtones of this double-LP also make it an essential listen, and here I promise I'm not kidding you. Tackling the themes of gay liberation, the horrors of war, and the joy and love that communities must try to reach in times of hardship--all of this during the dreadful era of Thatcherism and the AIDS epidemic--is a pretty serious thing. And managing to tackle those themes while conveying the feeling you're having a blast at the same time is a rather admirable achievement, all things considered. 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5 here. Number of albums left to review: 552 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 217 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 105 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more essential to me): 128

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

Now this was unexpected! After the opener there was a 13 minute song and I got very nervous but the rest of them leveled out and I actually found a ton that I liked on here. Obviously Relax is a classic but I really enjoyed Two Tribes, Born to Run, and San Jose (which I think is a bit from who's line is it anyway). The album cover looks way better on Apple Music, this looks like Picasso went to the Queen Mary's and had his life changed.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Relax un clásico. War pues otro clásico.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
4

Oh damn. Like this a lot more than I was expecting to. I had Frankie Goes to Hollywood mentally filed next to Soft Cell as being a more or less uninteresting pop act with a smash hit single or two. Really enjoyed the first sequence of three tracks - really did feel like entering a pleasuredome! I also dug many of the covers, especially "San Jose (The Way)"... Not quite a five as the second half has some lulls, but I'd definitely go 4.5 if that were an option. Fave track - "Relax" - that shiz is utterly iconic. The title track was great too, and "San Jose"...

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Surprisingly good. Loved the cinematic feel, changes in pace and level of drama.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

From the bawdy opening number to the cordial closer. Welcome to the Pleasuredome is a journey masquerading as a double album that leaves you breathless as it rockets through its track listing.

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Thu Jun 22 2023
4

This is a really fun album with some pretty epic parts to it. The covers are entertaining, albeit not all too creative, takes on the originals. Favorite track: Welcome to the Pleasuredome

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Back to the '80s baby! Of course, the only song I know from this group is "Relax," and thankfully that is on here. Somehow I never picked up on how sexual that song is until hearing it in the context of the album. There are also some covers, like "War" and "Born to Run," and I enjoyed those. Overall, I like their style and enjoyed a handful of songs, but this didn't strike me as anything special. Favorite tracks: Relax, Born to Run, War. Album art: Pretty cool art cover, though the picture framed on this site is different from the one I see on Apple music. I like the colors and art style of this one though. 3/5

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Album: Welcome to the Pleasuredome Artist: Frankie Goes to Hollywood Year: 1984 Best Track: Welcome to the Pleasuredome Thoughts: This one started pretty strong - sounded like it was building to a synth-powered disco concept album. Deflated a bit later. Catchy though.

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Thu Aug 10 2023
3

shite sandwich of an album started off like it was going to be a secret banger of an album, but then for that tasty tasty shite filling. no idea what the point of the cover versions in the middle were all about and how it fit into this heavily dance orientated album.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
2

This album wasn’t good bang for the buck. Pleasuredome has a great start but runs about 6 minutes too long. Then you get the 2 hits on LP 1 with a cover of War. LP 2 starts with covers of Born to Run & San Jose!!! I was sure the album had finished and Spotify had started playing something else, but that couldn’t be right, because Spotify always plays something similar to what was playing, and a hard rock version of Born to Run was definitely not similar. Of the remaining tracks, I find the uptempo ones annoying and the ballads a bit more listenable.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
2

Only knew their hit Relax. Lots going on in their music 🎶. Also liked Tribes, Born to Run and Fury which I think are all remakes of someone else’s work. Did not like Tag.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
2

Lots of good ideas that are horribly executed. Comes out as an overly long and honestly kind of mediocre album.

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Mon May 31 2021
2

This album is what would be the equivalent of an 80's electropop band doing covers and singing a couple originals at a Bar Mitzvah. The concept they were going for was alright, but the execution left something to be desired.

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Mon May 10 2021
2

Pretty dated average 80s fair. Relax harms my soul but Born to Run still slaps but.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

I was surprised to see this pop up on the list - I of course remember the 2 big singles in the mid-80s and then nothing else about them so I'm essentially going in blind. It's a well-produced (slick) very 80s-representative album produced by Trevor Horn (who had his hand in a lot of big music of the era) and as such it plays more like a nice resume point for him rather than featuring the music or band itself. Even their two big hits in retrospect have excellent hooks but are not developed much further than that; they thankfully each wrap up in under 4 minutes. For a lot of these tracks, they *sound* good but if anything they show the shortcomings as songwriters the band had, peppered with some weird/unexpected covers ("Born To Run" "San Jose" "War" - ??). In fact the first true song on the album is about 14 minutes of decent enough music but it's not really a song, per se - it sounds more like a poorly constructed overture. Summing up - nothing at all unpleasant to listen to with some very cool instrumental passages but with a slew of those odd covers and decent-enough sounding poppy dance tunes I don't really see why it's on the "1001 list" - to me it's not much more than background music. 4/10 2 stars

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Thu Sep 16 2021
2

The portion of this album I enjoyed the most were the back to back covers of “Born to Run” and “San Jose” - but that isn’t a positive for Frankie Goes to Hollywood. I shouldn’t be thinking “Huh, I’d much rather be listening to Bruce Springsteen or Burt Bacharach than this pompous synth pop.” in the middle of your record!

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Mon Jan 10 2022
2

Frankie, this should be fun. I only know the hits, but those are fun, and the album cover is silly and colorful and cheerful so I'm optimistic. ...And that goodwill is entirely squandered by the end of the title track. Good lord. Relax is fine but hard to judge objectively because it was such a song of the moment, so mostly when I hear it I relive the moment. Two Tribes is also fine, I think because they keep it short. The rest of the album is pretty much an uneven mess. The instrumental is pleasant enough I guess. I like The Power of Love. Many of the rest are just annoying. The music is serviceable enough dance music, if a bit repetitive, but the lyrics, well -- probably the fact that I was just fed Public Enemy isn't helping here. Shooting stars never stop? What? Isn't the whole point of a shooting star that it is fleeting? Honestly listening to the whole album made the song Relax worse. I thought Frankie was just campy and fun. But in context the music come off as a bit more pretentious and overwrought than fun. I'm also reinterpreting the album cover as a bit much.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
2

I would say my tolerance for corny '80s synth-oriented music is pretty high, but this still exceeded that threshold by a ridiculous amount

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Fri Apr 29 2022
2

What a ridiculous mess of an album. While more interesting than the typical 80s one hit wonder, this still doesn't belong on any sort of essential listening list. Someone really needs to curate the contributors of this list better, they're including some really absurd, pointless crap. This is an evolutionary dead end. There are no bands out there talking about the influence Frankie Goes to Hollywood had on them. The entry for this album made mention of the producer and his clean production style, but that's barely a historical footnote. You can do better.

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Sun May 22 2022
2

i do not care for the kids bop style cover of born to run overall this is fine, title track kinda rocks and relax is a hit, but mostly i was bored

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Fri Jun 17 2022
2

a weird theatrical 80s new-wave experience with noticeably wonky mixing, a few legendary songs, and a lot of filler. felt like this was recorded in a karaoke parlor. 2.5/5

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Wed Jun 29 2022
2

Are we really going to pretend that Frankie Goes To Hollywood is more than a one-hit wonder? I mean, COME ON! This is crap. One karaoke worthy song does not an incredible must-hear album make.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

Relax!!!!! (I feel like it needs lots of exclamation marks) was such a big hit at the time. Album feels like it was chucked together quickly, a few hits and lots of low value covers and synth funk Trevor Horn found under a cushion on his couch

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Mon Aug 08 2022
2

There's very little pleasure in this dome. Nothing exciting, one overplayed and overrated hit that is admittedly a staple of the decade but not for me, some half baked covers and worst of all: an excessive run time. Why is the title track alone 13 minutes? Good God. It's meets all the criteria to be a 1 star album but it somehow isn't. It is decent enough to get a 2 from me but with little enthusiasm. Never again.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

I have to admit sometimes I question my participation in this experiment. I consume and enjoy music, a lot of songs are heavily tied to specific memories and emotions, but I am pretty sure I’m tone deaf, I can’t stay on beat and I can’t hear the difference between a concertina and an accordion. A lot of this album just felt like proto-Disco Biscuits where someone with a music degree and a deeper appreciation could tell you how they build this transcends time or whatever, but it just sounds like noise to me. I was very pleasantly surprised to hear the Springsteen cover in the middle of the sex moans and toe stub cries.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
2

This album is just a shitty cover band. What a waste of and hour.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
2

To me, this album suffers from being too gimmicky. Plus being over an hour long seems self-indulgent especially since it contains so many covers. It's definitely fun but the over-the-top elements overshadowed everything else.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
2

worse than i expected. i've been having a hard-on for the 80s recently - all things 80s music so i was looking forward to listening to this. but it was the definition of lower mid music - some ok songs, most are dull and skippable. i cannot understand how this is an essential album in the slightest.the only interesting song is relax.

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Wed Jan 11 2023
2

Sure, Relax is pretty good, classic 80s song about sucking dick that has a lot of nostalgic value. I enjoyed that. But the title track is a painfully long 13:40 and it's chock full of barely passable covers. I've been really into some of the stuff I got from this era but Frankie didn't really do it for me.

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Fri Feb 10 2023
2

Relax, don't listen to this.

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Fri Feb 10 2023
2

Sometimes it sounds like Devo if they only made bad decisions. They're trying to be quirky but they end up being irritating in a way that I've rarely felt before. More than one hour of this? F my life.

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Fri Apr 28 2023
2

This is why people hate 80s music.

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Fri May 26 2023
2

i will never get this sixty four minutes of my life back. wtf…

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Fri Jul 07 2023
2

Quite a bit stranger than I expected, but just so unpleasant to my ears.

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Sun Jan 31 2021
5

Fun and eclectic, lots of classic rock singalongs with interludes of weird narration or groovy instrumentals.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

Just the perfect pop album. Doesn’t sound in the slightest bit dated it was so ahead of its time! Classic!!

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Sun Jan 29 2023
5

Their cover of Ferry Across the Mersey is the hidden gem.

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Fri Mar 17 2023
5

relax goes so hard i love this album

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Tue Aug 08 2023
5

OK, so this is out-and-out one of the greatest albums ever made. As I notice that I'd somehow missed this on the day of review, I find myself getting out of bed at 23:30, going downstairs and retrieving my B&W headphones. Because I want my earballs to be both assaulted and stroked by Holly Johnson, and cranking up the stereo on a Wednesday night is a bit rude to the neighbourhood. Frankie is early 80s through-and-through, but a shaper, not shaped. Johnson (and almost more importantly, Trevor Born) created a sound that was and still is utterly unique to Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Every time I listen to this album I get something more from it. The tonal, rhythmic and tempo changes throughout, hells bells, even within the tracks keep you absolutely glued to it. Trevor Horn is an indisputable genius. The production of this album is superb. Horn layers in sounds across the whole range, with bass as deep as the great lakes, trebles as high as the stars and mids that can't help but satisfy. The changes up for the covers actually improve on the originals. But the hits are where it's at. If you skip half this album - I often do - it isn't because the covers aren't good. They're great. But the hits hit the target so well that you're left wondering how music can be this good. Amazing stuff.

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Thu Aug 10 2023
5

Two duelling raindrops dancing a romantic rhumba as they race towards the bubbling orgy of their peers waiting to welcome them at the bottom of the weathered window pane.

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Sat Sep 23 2023
5

Start to finish this is classic. 5/5

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Wed Sep 27 2023
5

BL: Only aware of "Relax" off of this album due to it's inclusion in "Zoolander", so my only awareness of this album is in a mostly ironic context. That will make this a unique listen within the generator and I am excited to see how it ends up going AL: Ok WOW! I didn't come into this with any expectations (which is maybe why I thought this was so phenomenal), but this just absolutely ripped the whole way through. I was not expecting the 10+ minute epic which was "Welcome to The Pleasuredome", I absolutely adored that track. Relax is a good track all things considered, generally the instrumentation does come off as a bit dated at some points - however I do think in the context of dance rock / pop like this and New Order the overproduced basslines work incredibly well. It was controversial, it was erotic, it was LGBT, it was everything I didn't expect and everything I could have wanted, and then it had a Bruce Springsteen cover which completely blew it to another level. Multiple tracks from this are going to make their way into my general rotation FT: "Welcome to the Pleasuredome", "Relax", "War", "Born to Run", "San Jose", "Black Night White Light", "The Power of Love" 5/5

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Sun Oct 22 2023
5

When I saw that this album was on the list, I laughed. I hate "Relax." It's the most generic eighties pop song ever, and its sole purpose is to be used in film and television to establish that it's the eighties; just pure drivel. Well, now it's time for me to eat my words. I absolutely loved this. Lyrically, this album was political and fierce, taking shot after shot at Thatcher's England, extolling the fears of nuclear war, and criticizing the oil industry. Musically, it was rich and diverse in sound. From pulsing keyboards, to string arrangements, I was delighted by every song. I absolutely loved their guitar heavy version of "Born To Run" (which I was assigned yesterday), and I have a newfound appreciation for "Relax." The dark and brooding "Two Tribes" was fantastic as well; the guitar, string arrangements, and crashing percussion were a perfect mix. This is an album that I'll definitely recommend and revisit often. I wish I had known how awesome this album was before today.

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Wed Nov 29 2023
5

Absolutely top notch. Defining sound of the mid-80s.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
5

I’m sure I was around this album a lot in high school - I saw it in lots of friends’ music collection - but I couldn’t tell you anything about it other than the big hits. This was definitely an enjoyable listen. Frankie Goes To Hollywood is a fun band - and they know how to cover a tune. I loved being able to tell what the lyrics were to Born To Run! Fun!

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Fri Jan 12 2024
5

A wonderful trip to the 80s. Especially fond of the covers of Born to Run and San Jose. Very fun.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
5

I was not familiar with the album, just the hits, but I was quite taken with it.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
5

This took me right to my dorm room my first year in college. I had this on cassette and listened to it a lot. What a strange and eclectic album! And how happy I was to listen to the whole thing again after all these decades. Intros and outros, an end-of-side-one discussion of orgasms, the absolute classic suggestive-but-incomprehensible dance song "Relax," the epic "Welcome to the Pleasuredome," ...and even in 1986 I thought side two was such a completely bizarre, but charming mix of things. What are "Krisco Kisses"? This tape was the first time I heard and understood the lyrics to "Born to Run" and today I marvel at an album that then segues into "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" (which was on any mix tape I would have made you that year). I still love the synthesizer sounds and vocals in this all through its crazy journey. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it definitely influenced me for better or worse.

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Sun Jan 21 2024
5

I went to pleasuredome and ejoyied my stay from beginning to end.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
5

Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 1984 album, "Welcome to the Pleasuredome," is a flamboyant journey into the excesses of the '80s. The iconic hit "Relax" serves as a bold overture, encapsulating the band's bold and provocative approach to music - no wonder the BBC banned it from being played on their radio stations. The album, known for its high camp aesthetic, ventures into realms of hedonism and decadence, mirroring the spirit of the era. However, the inclusion of "San Jose" struck me as out of place, which disrupted the overall thematic coherence. The album takes a daring turn with "The Ballad of 32," a track that pushes boundaries and is decidedly NSFW. Listening with headphones becomes a discreet necessity, as the song delves into explicit audio territory. Meanwhile, "The Power of Love" provides a contrasting note of timelessness amidst the extravagance. This heartfelt ballad showcases the band's versatility, revealing a more tender side that resonates beyond the flashy exterior of the album. Overall, "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" showcases Frankie Goes To Hollywood's audacious and multifaceted musical identity, offering a mix of exuberance, daring experimentation, and a touch of timeless romance.

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Sun Jan 28 2024
5

Relax kennt man ja. Aber warum nicht auch das restliche Album. Großartig!

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Mon Jan 29 2024
5

Phantastic Brit 80's album. Unfortunately a kind of 'One Hit Wonder'

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Fri Feb 02 2024
5

This was a really good album, but I di6care as much for the latter half. That being said, the bombastic first half is more than enough to make up for that. Favorite song is a run-off between "Two Tribes" and the title track.

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Wed Feb 07 2024
5

💖 two tribes 🗣️ 9️⃣

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Thu Feb 08 2024
5

This album surprised me from beginning to end. Originals that I know, 11 min lead in to Relax, covers that are well executed. I haven't read on this album but it sounds like a concept album and ironically reminded me of the Weeknd's Dawn FM. Really enjoyed everything here. Highly recommended and a very nice surprise.

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Wed Feb 14 2024
5

There are some gems in here beyond the hits!

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Fri Feb 16 2024
5

Wish I could give this 6 stars. Honestly perfect album. Covers did so well they sound like originals. Wowsers.

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Fri Mar 01 2024
5

Weird but fun 80s album. Relax. Dont do it.

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Fri Mar 08 2024
5

Great album, so many fanstastic tracks and some good covers Nothing bad at all on this album

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Mon Mar 11 2024
5

Prince Charles just told me about orgasms. Perfect score, no notes. 5/5. Someone tell my parents that raising me on 80s music has broken my brain.

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Sun Mar 17 2024
5

If you told me this was Genesis I would believe you without a doubt. A bit funkier than Genesis which I think does help differentiate it. Couple absolutely huge songs like “Relax” and “War” sprinkled with a bunch of perfectly serviceable songs. “San Jose” was completely random compared to the rest of the album and I loved it. Pretty great album. 9/10

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Sun Mar 17 2024
5

Damn this was the pleasuredome. 9/10

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Tue Apr 16 2024
5

The man lived a lifetime of mess, but boy could he make music.

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