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Beauty And The Beat

The Go-Go's

1981

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Beauty And The Beat

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3.33

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5

Well, this one took my by surprise. Everyone knows The Go-Go's big hit "We Got The Beat" of course. That's where my knowledge of them ended until today. This is considered a cornerstone Nu Wave band but damn if it doesn't sound like a poppy punk album to me. A freaking great one at that. I found myself absolutely cranking this one and loving it. No negatives. Haters be damned, this album is fire. Loved it.

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5

A classic. Not just an 80's classic, not just a new wave classic. A classic. I could bump this all day

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The songs kind of sound like they’d be used in some Jimmy Neutron montage

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“Beauty and the Beat” by The Go-Go’s (1981) Not familiar with this album. I’ve heard of this group. This album is pop. Musically, very simple, reminds me of The Archies and every other commercial pop group of the late 1960s. Instrumentals are plain. Lead and backing vocals lack talent. Poor diction and pitch control. No power. No vibrato. Songs seem to be written specifically for singers with limited range. Good engineering and mixing. Well-produced. Actually these are the talents on display in this album. “Lust to Love” had the potential for a powerful, driving rock song, but the vocals and instrumentals weren’t up to it. Almost every song ends with a too definite slam on the tonic. I wanted to say “cha cha cha” after each one. Lyrics are sappy. Even when they strain to sound profound, the “pony” and the “watusi” are so desperately retro. Cringe. I can only think of one reason why any record label would have wanted to sign them. 1/5

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5

Super fun and Joyous.

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5

Classic 80s vibes!

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5

Aw New Wave. You make my heart go Oingo Boingo.

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5

Omg how did I not know these people? I knew half the songs already, classics!

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5

Great pop rock album from beginning to end!

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5

A few songs I recognized and new ones I'd listen to again. All around just sounding nice and happy.

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5

I'd never heard of this band before, but this was excellent.

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New wave goodness. Wild that this was recorded nearly 40 years ago.

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4

Very refreshing! A upbeat, feel good rock-pop album with many catchy songs. Individual songs could be a bit longer

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4

This was a really fun album to listen to. There were some songs that I had heard before. The new wave sound took me back to playing grand theft auto vice city. This was praised as being one of the first new wave albums.

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4

Big love for The Beauty And The Beat! The gorgeous and bad ass 80s new wave rockers stole my heart in high school and still give me a rise when I hear their music. Fun album!

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4

Un excellent album de la part de ce groupe de gonzesses survoltées. Le titre How Much More a d'ailleurs été choisi comme générique de l'émission Petits plats en équilibre présenté par Laurent Mariotte et accompagne aujourd'hui à merveille les passages très télégéniques de cuisson au four.

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Pretty good, consistently strong tracks. "Our lips are sealed" > "We got the beat". Revolutionary in 1981 I'm sure, though listening in the modern day it sounds a little samey.

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This was a fun album! After listening to this, I can now hear the fingerprints of The Go Go's on many more modern bands, including one of my favorites, Harvey Danger. I assume this album made the list because it was one of the first albums with this sound, which, with a 1981 release date, would make sense to me based on my limited musical knowledge Also, great album title. My personal enjoyment: 3/5 Did it belong on this list: 4/5

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A crisp packet floating like gossamer in a gentle Spring breeze, but filmed with a faded neon filter and replayed at x3 speed. Yum.

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I like the go gos

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5

Really enjoyed this. Early stages of pop punk at its best

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5

yup!

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4.5

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5

Musicianship, hooks, energy. Perfection

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5

An album so great, they never even tried to top it. "Beauty and the Beat" sounds like 1981, yet somehow timeless at the same time. "Our Lips Are Sealed" is a classic opener, letting all 5 members shine and setting you up for everything. And the rest of the album is full of absolute bangers. I'm surprised this didn't have at least 4 more monster singles. The Go-Go's would throw out a few more albums, even have some more hit singles, but their long overdue Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame election is because of this album. Truth be told, there's an argument suggesting Belinda Carlisle had a more successful career than the Go-Go's. I don't necessarily agree with that; Carlisle had more hit singles (including a number 1 in "Heave On Earth"), but I couldn't come up with a title of one of her solo albums to save my life. But this album is still as close to a perfect blend of new-wave meets power-pop as you'll ever hear.

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5

Led Zeppelin is beloved for a reason. I think legalization will help resurrect them a little.

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5

Absolutely loved it

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5

I can see how they are so influential.

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5

Really great album! Got two listens within 24 hours, a rare feat. Released in 1981, it's part of a (new) wave of change in pop music. The songwriting is good and the tempo is enjoyably up-beat. Good dish-washing music.

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5

Solid album

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5

I love the Go-Go's! This album is a perfect slice of nostalgic pop heaven.

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5

we got the beat :D

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5

Great Album, nice to sit back and listen to some more unknown GoGo's songs that isn't just we got the beat.

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5

This was a fun album to listen to. My favourite tracks were Our Lips Are Sealed and Can't Stop The World.

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5

The start of the "girl band" in rock, this album is pure pop/rock joy from start to finish.

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5

Great!!!!!

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5

Contains Our Lips Are Sealed and We Got The Beat and no filler at all. Jane Wiedlin en Belinda Carlisle released excellent solo albums and the other Go-Go's albums are great too, but this album is perfect. Catchy guitar songs, lots of hooks, some kind of new wave blueprint for many 90s alternative rock albums, but what I like most about their music is that -just like the Ramones, Blondie, B-52's - they mix their guitar songs with 60s pop influences, which combined with excellent vocals really makes their music stand out.

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5

AMAZING. Top notch. Every song was so fun. I was wondering how I knew the words to every single song, but then I remembered that my mom used to play this album for me all the time when I was a kid! Love it.

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5

The Go-Go's are one of the original all girl pop punk bands. What a joy to listen to this album in full. I was already across their two main hits in Our Lips Are Sealed and We Got the Beat, but the whole album was full of great songs that really makes you feel like you're a part of their girls club, in the best possible way. Best: Our Lips Are Sealed; We Got the Beat Worst: Skidmarks On My Heart

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Rating: 10/10 Best songs:

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5

A great album or the right album at the right time, that is the question. Nonetheless, the only album written and performed by an all female group to go to number one. Holds up well as tightly written, imminently catchy, well produced pop songs. While it frequently gets categorized as new wave (and often referred to as a cornerstone of the genre), it is more good old fashioned power pop. That is probably responsible for its enduring appeal.

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Really catchy songwriting and punchy arrangements. The first 'pop punk' album?

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4

Such a fun album

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4

Classssssic

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I liked it

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Very fun.

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A classic for sure, and pleased with the results overall on how it affected women in rock music.

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Great, catchy, emotion-filled 80s pop.

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Another rock entry with female vocalists and I am here for it. The simple harmonies they employ with multiple vocals is great. The sound is slick without being overproduced. Great album through and through.

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4

Great fun, reminded me of a pop version of Hole. I had no idea Jane Wiedlin and Belinda Carlisle were in a band together. Will be listening again.

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4

Liked them when I was a kid, but really never listened to this full album. Really good.

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love my 80s jams, and this album has a bunch - C

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it was such a bop. perfect new wave album with female leads. underrated honestly. last part dragged a bit as they all began to mesh together, but overall quality album.

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4

Very groovy. Liked a lot. Made me smile

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Had a great time listening to this one.

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Okay, I'm ready. This is pretty easy to listen to... Lips ages really well... we got the beat, not as much. Some pretty strong songs mixed in, make this enjoyable.

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4

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Fun! Very poppy, very upbeat - I didn't know this group was Belinda Carlisle's origin story! Fave track - "Automatic", maybe? "You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)" is fun too...

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I actually really enjoyed this one.

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It was a fun album, the hits were definitely the highlight though

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Our Lips Are Sealed is surprisingly solid lyrically for a pop song. I liked the album more than I thought I would and only knew their two hits prior to listening.

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4

Very pleasantly surprised. Really expected cheesy 80s pop and, while there we’re definitely strong elements of that (especially in the vocals), it some really solid tracks. Favorite tracks: “Lust To Love,” “This Town,” and “Automatic”

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4

Fine a bit thin. A couple of the tracks are filled but a couple are real bangers.

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Quality

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Upbeat and sometimes hypnotic. Great to listen to when you're cleaning up around the house.

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Upbeat!

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4

Really liked this. It grabbed me in the first 15 seconds and didn't let go. Every track is catchy, melodic and fun. Apparently it is 'new-wave'. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I would describe this as danceable, exuberant pop music played on guitars, with a bit of a punk edge. If this is what new-wave is, then I like new-wave. 4.5/5.

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4

Bright, breezy, catchy..... like a prototype Kenickie without the snot nosed attitude. Enjoyed it immensely

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Tiene muy buenas canciones, su problema siempre ha sido que lo sacaron con una producción muy popera, les falta la fuerza que tenían en directo.

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Loved it bb

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They really do have the beat.

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4

Our Lips Are Sealed is amazing. The rest was listenable!

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"How much more" was my favorite non-hit track. I also liked "You Can't Walk in Your Sleep" and "Can't Stop the World"

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- feels like classic 80's - female beach boys - soundrack for a teenage movie where the outcast listens to this - very fun, DRUMS

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Nice, saw them in concert in2018

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catchy stuff. didn't expect to listen to the entire thing in one go at 730am. also didn't expect i'd start cleaning during it. feeling energized

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This was a super fun album. Great early pop-punk songs and really well produced. This record casts an unacknowledged and long shadow on guitar pop bands to follow. 3.5/5 Favourite track: "Skidmarks on My Heart"

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A great mix of late 70s punk and early 80s pop, kind of bridging the gap between bands like the Buzzcocks and mainstream radio. A perfect summer listen. Fav Tracks: Our Lips Are Sealed, Skidmarks On My Heart, Lust to Love.

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surprisingly nostalgic for me even though I didn't know that the songs I knew were by the go go s.

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4

Definitely fun to listen to! It was like a cross between the cool pop girl bands from the 60's and crossed it with punk/new wave. The harmonies are fantastic, the songs are well crafted and the hooks are everywhere. Great upbeat listen. Still love Our Lips ar Sealed.

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Enjoyed it!

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4

Blending surf-rock with pop in a catchy package this album has multiple major singles and paved the way for future efforts.

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Really enjoyed this, 80’s cheese but in a good way. Proper euphoric pop and a great opening track.

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Really good.

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Many interesting motives, rhythms and melodies that influenced modern generation punk and indie rock

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Very consistent sound with the same style of guitar and drum throughout, the hits are obvious (our lips are sealed and we got the beat). Title is aptly named. Lots of fun drum fills. Second half feels more interesting than first. Hidden gem: you can't walk in your sleep (if you can't sleep) 4/5, pretty fyre

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Love it. Sounds like summer. Super good vibes.

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Great punk rock

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Kind of punky, didn't love the singers voices but there were some songs I.e. Tonight and Fading fast that I really liked

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New Wave all the way. Nice riffs, harmonies, bass lines, vocals by Belinda, girl power in the 80s ... plus I had quite the 11-year-old crush on one of the guitarists. 3.85 stars

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I listened to this album a couple of times and while I did enjoy it, there wasn’t anything in particular that stood out to me except Automatic and Skidmarks on My Heart.

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4

I feel like more of these songs should be classics. They're catchy, well-written and work well at high volume. The production sound is kinda shrill though. Popularity of the songs on Spotify *fades fast* after We Got The Beat, which is a pity because the songs there are also really good! Top 3 for me are Fading Fast, This Town, Skidmarks On My Heart, with close runners-up We Got The Beat and Automatic. The singer sounds like the guy from Japan, but a tad less like she's suffering.

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This album was a whole lot better than I'd thought it'd be, very groovy and 80's. 9/10.

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Beauty and the Beat by The Go-Go's is a beautiful album with many songs that would make you dance at any time. However, until track six they seem to be a bit monotonous and if you don't pay attention you might say you're listening to the same song. But its slower tracks are the ones that stand out above the rest and being that it came out 40 years ago, it's a valuable gem in our music.

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4

Good poppy rock, they have their sound locked in pretty well. Everyone should be familiar with the singles from this album, overall a good album I probably wouldn't have heard otherwise.

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a good pop album

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4

surprisingly modern, ditzy and clean 🧼

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4

Vacation still their best song

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Aside from Our Lips Are Sealed and We Got The Beat, I don't think I'm too familiar with the Go-Go's. What a shame, because this album was fun and full of sunshine - with the occasional moment that made my heart ache for some reason. Very very nice.

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4/5 well that was a surprise! good album! Amazing title pun as well!

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we got the beat

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4

Great Album - love the Go Go's.

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We Got the Beat is the least interesting song on this album. I didn't expect it to be so packed with legit tunes. Best track: Our Lips Are Sealed

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Great album. Very new wave/ punk sounding. Great songs.

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Un album qui a particulièrement plu à mon compère roblumière, lui étant je le rapelle président du fan club des groupes de pétasses. 4 mois après les New York Dolls, c'était donc au tour des Go-Go danseuses de faire chavirer le coeur de notre ami, qui s'empressa de se munir de son vernis à ongle pour lancer cet album. Je dois bien lui reconnaitre que cette fois, cet album était excellent.

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Good

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fun! lorelai!

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Fun, energetic and musically detailed beneath the poppy surface. I wish I would've listened to this before

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Engaging and fun music, liked this

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4

Great pop rock album, so far I've loved the whole tracklist. Great drummer, catchy tunes.

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4 odlicno, zabavno

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Sorprendentemente hueno, guardado. P: 8 T: 4 G: 8

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4

Well this album was quite the bop - quite the toe tapper Noteworthy track: Lust To Love

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Digging it. Good vibe, good beats, good pacing. Really solid and would definitely listen to it again.

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4

Still a real gem and a new wave/pop icon. Maybe a little lightweight to quite attain masterpiece status for me but a strong 4

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Like a poppier, bouncier X?

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this slaps, especially for the 80s

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Un disc de pop com aquest només podria haver sorgit en un període com el de 1978-1982. Abans la producció no hauria estat igual de poderosa, i després hauria quedat massa edulcorat. Les cançons també hi són, però no hi ha cap single que domini el minutatge; és tot plegat un excel.lent disc de pop en el millor sentit del génere. Belinda Carlisle cauria més endavant en les urpes dels 80, malgrat algun que altre gran tema. Però aquí, ella i la banda brillen de forma espectacular

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4

This album is just fun. Don't know how anyone wouldn't like it.

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-”We Got The Beat” is pretty darn catchy -”Automatic is pretty cool as well, the start-stop bits are notable and the main riff is very psychadelicy. -The alternating bass drum/lyrics and guitar riff bit in the chorus is very nice in “Skidmarks On My Heart.” Also some great drum fills in there. -Overall solid album, not mind-blowing, but very pleasant. The songs have enough energy and enough going on to keep it interesting.

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4

Thought this was excellent throughout. Very uplifting.

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CUTE AND FUN BOPS. Look, after a year of mopey boring british new wave, and stomach churning thrash metal, it's really great to hear an album that is nice and fun and cute.

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You know me

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4

i was impressed, i feel generous, 4 for you!

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4

Very enjoyed this one

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4

Really enjoyed nice and upbeat

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4

Classic new wave pop.

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4

Fun one.

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4

Strong Blondie-vibes!

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4

This album has aged vwry well. Young, raw energy is still fresh and makes me feel happy and optimistic.

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Очень понравился женский рок-ен-ролл. Погружает в атмосферу 80х

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4

Yeah they were pretty good. I like the opener.

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4

The album title is fantastic. The music: feel-good-rock with a west coast vibe. It succeeds in that respect and is gernerally a very easy listen. The mood and tempo is very similar in most of these songs. Still, it's a worthwhile listen. Highlights: Lust to Love and Fading Fast. 4/5

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4

Never gave these lyrics a close listen before. There's more than meets the eye here. Quality rock songs paired with clever lyrics. Great bass playing too. Favorite tracks: You Can't Walk in Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep), This Town, Our Lips Are Sealed

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4

Really fun album to listen to! New wave/pop from the 80's with a lot of quality. Was very surprised. Favorite tracks: * Can't Stop The World * Our Lips Are Sealed * You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)

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4

2/23/22 Wish I had this album on a Friday! Such a fun and upbeat listen with two songs I already knew which is always fun! A little too 80s for my daily music taste, but definitely enjoyed it Favorite Song: We Got the Beat

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4

Very fun pop album with some classics (We Got The Beat). Would listen again.

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Listened to on 2/22/22 4.5/5 Favorite songs: our lips are sealed, can’t stop the world, you can’t walk in your sleep If I had a getting read my montage in the 80s, I would absolutely want it to be set to this album. It’s so fun and upbeat and perfect to sing into a brush while teasing your hair

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4

Banda bem legal, uma mistura de pop e rock bem interessante.

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Really nice and fun sounds

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love the drums, harmony. definitely captures a certain moment in time. live cuts on the deluxe version show they are definitely punk.

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pretty good high energy pop stuff

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I came to know The Go-Go's a few years ago when they reunited and opened some shows for the B-52s and was surprised to find out that they were the first band in which Belinda Carlisle, whom I already knew, was. Although it's impossible to compare their talent, because they are really talented, with the sheer originality of that other Athens band, I can see where the choice comes from. The Go-Go's are an all-girl band from Los Angeles that incorporates the tradition of girl groups into their own blend of punk-new wave. Beauty And The Beat was their debut album. During the years, I heard several versions of the first song, Our Lips Are Sealed, co-written with The Specials) and I still don't know which one is my favourite, as it really is an awesome song. Almost title track, We Got The Beat, is a 50s spy movie soundtrack vs Ramones mashup that works wonders. Skidmarks On My Heart has that space/surf guitar that's always fitting. A little bit of jingle-jangle on How Much More. This Town has that twangy guitar thing over a thrashing riff and lyrics that portray the decadence in LA at the time, really powerful. Fading Fast somehow foreshadows Belinda's solo career. Automatic has a stomp that really sounds automatic.  Beauty And The Beat is probably not a 10/10 for me, but it had an impact at the moment it was released and so many pop elements to enjoy that it is still a vital listening. I will surely come back to this album in the next few days. 

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4

Love it! They got the beat!

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4

Great album. The hits are two of the very best of the era. However this is NOT an album of filler after the hits are done, in that way it reminds me of The Romantics debut album, both are choc full of fabulous songs from beginning to end. We got the Beat got this 60 year old ass off of his chair dancing around the room like no one was watching. Thankfully no one was except for my dog. 4 🌟

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4

Wasn’t expecting much but I just love this kind of raw direct music. Nice one

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4

Fun and bubbly throughout. There are a lot more telltale signs of their time in the LA punk scene than I recalled. The little semi-tone line ends remind you where they came from before they added that poppier sheen that Jane Weidlin brought in.

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4

Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin? What is this, some kind of super group? Odd that I’ve not listened to them before. All pretty cool and I’d like to slip it a 5 but nothing that stands out as a massive tune.

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4

Loved it, very female empowerment. Does feel a little repetitive for an entire album.

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4

I had only really listened to We Got the Beat. The rest of the album was surprisingly solid. Feels like there were some punk rock influences underneath an otherwise bright sound.

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4

"Beauty and the Beat" is a historical new wave record, not only because it's celebrated as so, but also because of its importance as the debut of one of the most important and celebrated all female bands of all time. It has a raw fun feeling throughout, adding some pop and punk elements to match Belinda Carlisle high pitched voice with some effective instrumentation. "Our Lips Are Sealed", "This Town" and "We Got the Beat" are songs that shows the power of a band destined to influence a generation to come.

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4,5

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Catchy, enthusiastic, iconic for that time. Listening makes me feel like I'm experiencing a day in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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4

These songs are catchy, fun and some of them really rock! While "Our lips are sealed' is a gentle introduction, "How Much More", "Tonite" and "Can't Stop the World" all kick ass. I cant help but feel like Green Day must have been partially inspired by this melodic punk-rock and don't see how Dookie could happen without this album. It defintiely sounds like a product of the 80's and is not exceptionally deep, but I thought it was an enjoyable listen overall.

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4

Just a really fun pop album with great songs and catchy lyrics!

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Some classic on this, pretty good.

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Good stuff!

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3

Very upbeat - radio shuffle led in to some other cool 80s music

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I don’t like high-pitched 80s girl-band pop. Their’s is probably some of the more tolerable though.

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3

Defining Pop punk sound of the 80s.

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Yep.

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3

Nice to have heard. I only knew one song of the album.

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3

Great 80s jams

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Really brought back memories of being a young kid in the 80’s. My Dad had this album in his collection and I specifically remember you can see a nipple on the back of the album 😀

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3

Pretty decent. I think the standout outside of the hits was Automatic.

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Fun beach pop

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Fun, poppy, little bit samey

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3

Another classic

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Kinda like a female beatles, but not as ground-breaking.

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3

Intéressant album de rock féminin! Son clair et honnête, donne le goût de danser

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Pretty good. 6/10

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3

much 80s.

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At first I thought I wasn't going to make it but I ended up listening from start to finish, really entertaining.

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Actually some great jams. Very b82s, or I guess very GoGos, don't know what came first. Some classics on this album, will listen again when in the mood for 80s pop

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oooh like these 80's beats. Again, not my fav, but catchy and fun!!!

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The Go-Go's son una banda de new wave estadounidense, conformada exclusivamente por mujeres y formada en 1978. Hicieron historia como el primer grupo completamente femenino en la música pop que tocaba sus propios instrumentos y escribía sus propias canciones que llegó a las listas de Billboard con un álbum #1. Surgieron a principios de la década de 1980 y su éxito fuera de lo común contribuyó al florecimiento de una era de nuevas bandas y nueva música en los Estados Unidos. Su álbum debut "Beauty and the Beat" es considerado como una piedra angular del "American New Wave". En un inicio únicamente tocaban pop punk y posteriormente se definieron como el sonido distintivo del rock de 1980. Tienen cinco éxitos Top 40.

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Good.

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good album, not many classics or memorable songs but a good album still. feels like [retty much all of the songs are like album fillers but good album fillers without a specific iconic song

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Punk rock vintage

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Can't remember it now. Think it was alright.

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They've got the beat! This is pure, concentrated new wave in a bottle, and it's totally good for you maaaaan. It's simple enough: catchy hooks, drums keeping an peppy beat, and everything else to fill out the sound. There isn't anything else to this album; it delivers on the basics and that's all it needs to do. Songs don't stand out too much except for the two singles, but none of the songs are bad either! It's all good, that's pretty much it.

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Remaster sounds bright and wonderful. The live tracks are god awful though and should not have been included in this release or this 1001 albums project.

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Not go much to say but enjoyed this one. Similar style to Elastica, sort of punk rock stuff but I preferred Elastica. Enjoyed "How Much More", "Tonite" and "Automatic".

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They're actually a pretty good pop/rock group. Kinda wrote them off for being a "Girl Group" b/c they were so packaged back when I first heard them in middle school. Certainly a solid 3.

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Fine. A little overplayed.

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Estranhamente bastante agradável, para o gênero possuí um arranjo musical bastante decente e variado, a voz é agradável no geral um excelente álbum de pop. É contrastante a queda do esforço, empenho e qualidade do pop atual em comparação com este álbum. No geral músicas simples com letras simples mas que funcionam bastante bem. Infelizmente não sou um apreciador do estilo, portanto não é algo que vá voltar a ouvir, contudo, é melhor que a maioria das coisas que passam na rádio hoje em dia. A música we got the beat é péssima. Nota :5/10

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Not very subtle.

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Fun album, a little bit quirky, but no great singles I'll be adding to a playlist any time soon

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For a long time when this first song ("Our Lips Are Sealed") was released I thought they were singing "Honest I See You..." (I was 10. but still.) Aside from the obvious all-female angle which was kind of a big "novelty" at the time (before ppl realized the music was just...good) it's not really groundbreaking musically and not super-repeatable but it's still just *fun* and catchy. Very melodic sing-along light up-tempo rock. A near guarantee for my generation (80s kids) to get an "oh my god!" if you put this album on with like-aged company. 6/10 3 stars.

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Love the bass. Wasn’t a fan of the vocals at the first listening but got used to it the second time.

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This one was a walk down memory lane. Love the couple of hits that came off this album. The rest was just so-so. Certainly listenable, but not that exciting either.

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i would give this album a 7/10 if i could. i love it overall and i love the music and singing and it together but it isn’t incredibly fascinating to me, but a 3 is too low and 4 is too high. i’m really conflicted, but nothing completely STUCK out to me which is why it’s a three.

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I've heard "We Got the Beat" before, but the rest of the album was a little bit grittier and a bit darker than I had expected. Solid early pop-punk.

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80s pop/punk/new wave. At points almost sounds like a precursor to CA surf rock.

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It has good beats and songs. Really, watching their documentary lets you appreciate it better in knowing their history. Female bands get bad raps because they are compared to their male counterparts, but the Go-Gos really should get more credits for all they did by going over to Europe (fuckin Europe, that's where people appreciate music). And then when you think about, there were no all female bands doing what they were. It takes fucking guts to get into playing bands, especially the punk scene, and to do it as a woman, fucking more power to them. Is it the greatest album in the world? No, but is it a good album? Yes. And it's their debut album too with successful songs. Not bad at all. I like it.

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Okay, very 80's sounding but very listenable. Pretty forgettable.

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Solid 3.25.

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alright

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Realmente bbuen ritmo pero me aburria

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Good Mood Album. (6/10) Favourite Track: We Got the Beat

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Bouncy for a Monday

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the spice girls of the 80's! good poppy tunes.

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alright listenable not memorable

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Lots of fun

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Ок

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definition of bubble gum pop. Didnt realise that wrote 'are lips are sealed with FB3

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Poppy rock, definite shades of The Runaways.

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I definitely remember the singles off of this album. It was interesting to give the whole album a listen. "Can't Stop the World" was one of the new introductions to me that I though was pretty good. The track isn't alone. It is a solid album.

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Poptastic

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This was fine. Quite enjoyed it. I don't know the band and didn't recognise any of the songs but it sounds like a lot of other stuff from that time/genre

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I thought this was OK, like fun but reminded so much of a not quite so good Blondie.

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Helt fanande

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Pop animado. Ni fu ni fa.

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¿La banda original de Belinda Carlisle? Primera noticia. 11 canciones y 35 minutos para conocerlas. Me ha gustado, me ha recordado a la guitarra de Johnny Marr algunas veces y a The Pipettes otras. How much more, We got the beat, You can't walk in your sleep y Can't stop the world.

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Solid album chock full of hooks. Album seemed to get a bit darker as it moved forward. Cool to hear some of the new age, Devi-ish undertones. The track I was most familiar with (We Got the Beat) ended up being my least favorite on the album. Really enjoyed Our Lips are Sealed.

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We got the beat is a legendary song. Could take or leave the rest.

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Antes había escuchado un par de canciones de este álbum pero nunca lo había escuchado completo y no esta nada mal

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Decent pop album with a few hits. Short album that’s concise and doesn’t waste space. 5.1/10

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This album is fun personified.

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Fun album

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Can only imagine the mountains of bullshit they had to deal with being an all girl band in the 80s. Tales of their cocaine use are the stuff legend. Nice album. Lust to Love and Fading Fast were my favs. Full marks for naming a song Skidmarks On My Heart.

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Pop punk - and one of the best of the genre IMO. But ultimately disposable and not vital. Still fun though

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okay. I am not a huge fan of rock bands with female leads.

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Exuberant and fun pop full of pretty enjoyable hooks

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Energetic. Had never heard any of the songs but the hits that you normally hear on the radio.

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Catchy riffs, good vocals

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Interesting - but not a classic - some good songs and quite fun overall

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Niet wereldschokkend maar aardig om eens gehoord te hebben. Las dat dr zangeres Belinda Carlisle is. Die was hier nog wat meer punky-new-wave dan in de jaren 80 toen ze solo Circle in the Sand zong.

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Meh, all pretty samey.

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Pure, distilled 80s music. Can’t hate on annoyingly catchy dance music. Favs: we got the beat, vacation

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Pleasant listening, just feels a little included due to what the album represents rather than the actual quality of the music.

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The apostrophe really bugs me. Surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. I lived in Japan when they appeared on the scene so actually missed them first time around, along with a lot of 1981 things. They’ve seeped through to my cultural consciousness over time though. Very poppy and punky, they seem to occupy the same space as The Runaways (Cherry Bomb) and The Bangles, with occasional weird overtones of The Beach Boys. I wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to them, but I’ve not felt the urge to skip a track. Some good road trip tunes in there. The drummer is brilliant. Particularly in Can’t Stop The World. High point: Lust to Love.

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Some of the songs kind of blended together for me but all in all a pleasant listen that I would put on again. Favorite song is still Our Lips Are Sealed, and We Got the Beat is great when not overplayed. Other songs I enjoyed were Automatic, You Can't Walk in Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep), and Can't Stop the World. 3.5

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Not listened to this album before. The 2 big singles are great. The rest is fairly standard fare for it’s time but is fine

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Automatic är en kanonlåt, en femma. Resten not so much

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Aside from the two major hit singles, this is actually pretty good. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. It's a pretty straight-forward album. Consistent as hell and quite fun to listen to. Not something I'd put on very often, but it's enjoyable.

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Some great songs and some clunkers. Tired of Belinda's voice about half way through the album because a lot of it sounds samey.

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The live versions on the reissue are way more fun than the studio ones. Totally acceptable post-punk that didn't blow me away but was fun to listen to.

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J'ai eu bien du plaisir à écouter cet album pop bonbon. Malheureusement, après coup, je ne pouvais fredonner une mélodie ou distinguer la plupart des chansons. Le bonbon avait fondu et la saveur s'était dissipée de mes papilles. Ma mémoire gustative n'avait retenu que le 7/4 bien tassé de "This Town", l'enthousiasme général de "We Got The Beat" et quelques guitares désertiques bien placées.

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Not my style. Kinda Sleater-Kinney ish.

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like some bastardised lovechild between the Smiths and the B-52s. two bands i like, but seperately. they're almost on to something, its potentially quite good, but not.

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Pretty standard stuff, couple of good hits, not much else.

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decently okay

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Vooral pop, met hier en daar een toets new wave. Eens leuk, maar niet meteen mijn smaak

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It's ok. Some big time hits that would make any 80's compilation and some decent songs that weren't all that memorable.

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Easy to listen to, not a standout for me

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Our Lips Are Sealed is brilliant. The rest is ordinary.

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Pretty okay

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Pretty good overall, we got the beat still slams.

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Punk served lite (and I like it like that). Besides, I always liked the sealed lips song. Now I can add a wonderful album cover to the list.

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3.5 - "Our Lips Are Sealed" is one of those rare songs I'll always listen to until the end when it comes on the radio. This album also has "We Got The Beat", which, as far as 80s pop songs go, ain't half bad. The strength of the Go-Go's lies squarely in their ability to write catchy hook-laden earworms - their sound is decidedly minimal and their song structures relatively simple. While there are a couple of other catchy tracks (e.g. "Skidmarks On My Heart"), much of the rest is pleasant but forgettable.

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Ima par pjesama kojima ću se vraćat - > How Much More, Tonite i Can't Stop World. A ostatak je dobar isto, sam mi nije materijal za 4.

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Best Song: How Much More. I'm a huge fan of upbeat songs with bleak or melancholy lyrics, and this fits that theme perfectly. The use of repetition really amplifies the song here. Worst Song: We've Got The Beat. Despite being clearly the most popular song here, it really just comes off as overly bubblegum in a way that quickly becomes annoying. Overall: There are brief moments here where the music transcends the sterile, saccharine 80s trappings, but ultimately it ends up descending into that sugar pile. An album that is okay to listen to once, but you need to brush your teeth immediately after.

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Oh good, some new wave. It's been a few days. Fucking hell. Like this is kinda ok, there's nothing wrong with it, but it really is unremarkable, and why is there so fucking much of it on this list?!?!?! It ain't RIGHT, damn it. 2/5.

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Energisk new wave 80 pop, udelukkende kvinder

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I listened tl about half of it, not my favorite cup of tea

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Good but not my cup o' tea

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2.3

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5/10 alright lady punk, not for me.

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Rated using my new system: Production: 11/20 Songwriting: 9/20 Innovation: 6/20 Presence of pure bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 5/20 =36 Between 20 and 40 is a 2.

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So many tracks I've never heard. Not a big fan of their up-beat jangly songs, which is what I always associated them with. But Fading Fast and Automatic in particular are great. Can hear the influence they likely had on Veruca Salt, Elastica, etc. Tough call, can I split this into two separate albums and rate separately?

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Almost as if the Friends theme song was on repeat for 11 tracks in a row. Giving strong Glitter Boys vibes. Would dance to this music by spinning in circles while jumping up and down quickly. Title song sounds like a mash up of We Are The Kids in America, Green Day, and the movie Grease. Would make good music for dramatic soap opera montages or driving scenes in the movie Clueless. This album is not the song by Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj, nor is it similar in any way.

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I'm a real slut for this kind of girl pop/rock music.... but this was just ok to me. The singles are worth listening to and the rest feels like generic 80s filler.

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Not bad, just not really my style

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I really wanted to like it - I love the opener but the rest of the album becomes a bit of a chore. You can appreciate how they opened the door but its just a bit to girl band at times.

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I don’t know, I didn’t need that much GoGos in one sitting

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Ik vind dit totaal niet bijzonder

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It was alright, nothing more. **

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Catchy pop, but pretty lightweight.

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Plano

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Girl group New Wave. Best Tracks: How Much More, Tonite, We Got The Beat

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Nope, inte så bra. Kände igen en låt men det va från lemonade mouth tror jag såååå aa nääe. 2/5

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I can't say I will remember it in a few days.

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Very 80s girl band sounding. Not that great though. I like certain bits that sound a bit like old school punk beats (similar beat to The Clash and similar bands) 2/5

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It didn't really stick in my mind. There's a couple of fun songs on it, and you can definitely hear the progenitors of punk and riot grrrl on this, but hearing it for the first time this year it doesn't sound that special.

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Decent vocals and production, bass was enjoyable.

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It's meh. Not for me.

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Passable and hooky

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Too much Belinda :D

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eh

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its not bad, its not good. pretty boring

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I like their valley of the go-gos better.vits more punk less new wave

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I thought it was good for the era but not one I would rush to put back on.

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not my style

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ok

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Veel van hetzelfde.

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Ok..

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Not a full nappy but some skidmarks

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Insipid 80s pop by numbers.

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Nope

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Some promising songs (the town, fading fast) but overall has an immature, underdeveloped sound. Up tempo is a hair too fast, underwhelming vocals aim for edginess but falling short. I can see the relevance of the album but don’t love the delivery.

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Dirge

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Bread shed

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pretty boring. Jingle jangle. 2

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They sing good and theosophist are quitte catchy sometimes, but it’s just not something I enjoy listening to so much.

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Langweilig.

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Poppy pops

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I don't like 80s pop

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I listened to it. I thought 'this is passable new wave pop. Nice texture, the occasional good song. I can't recall a single thing about it now.

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I have rarely heard an album oozing 80s as hard as this one. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of 80s sounds and this album really doesn't have much more to offer than that. Boring to me, didn't finish it.

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Would not recommend, 1 decent song and the rest are garbage

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Nah

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In general, it’s not my thing. Favorites: This Town, Fading Fast

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Oh I just can't

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80's girl coming of age songs. The whole album sounds the same except track 7. Not feeling any of it. 1.5 star

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Meh

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Saccharine, blood-curdling album cover didn't help

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80s!!

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not my cup of tea

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hm this wasnt really my vibe, i kinda gave up listening after a few songs #oops

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I'd rather cheese grate my nipples and shoved a corkscrew up my jap's eye than listen to this again. But, then again I do like doing both of those things.

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Quite dull.

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What a load of old shit.

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This town!!!

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