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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Eurythmics

1983

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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

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Sweet dreams the song is a timeless classic, the rest of the album is not, it drags a lot and the spanish song is just shameful

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Ace, early 80s synth-pop and dance. Always enjoyed this LP. Jennifer is haunting and great. The singles are rightly smash hits. Awesome album.

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I would go as far as a title it the music that defined the 80s and was ahead of its time at the same time, and that's even without taking "Sweet Dreams" song

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Vocals and electronic music makes this one a classic.

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In 11th grade my video production teacher gave me the keys to his Mercedes to run an errand and this album was in the CD player. Shout out to Mr. Fix, the coolest teacher.

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“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics (1983) Even if we set aside the popularity of the title track, this album stands on its own as a fine musical production. It’s best heard from start to finish, noting the fittingness of the attention-grabbing opening track (“Love Is a Stranger”), the LP-flipping start of side two (“Sweet Dreams”), and the wistful goodbye of the closing track (“This City Never Sleeps”). The cohesion is in the sound. It’s wonderfully constructed. Annie Lennox is a first rate lyricist, presenting intriguing and unsubtle metaphors that bring the listener to well considered conclusions. She knows not to overwork the images. An example is the didactic line (in “Sweet Dreams”) “Everybody's lookin' for something”, followed by a compelling explanatory quatrain that sounds like it burst into her consciousness after a fresh reading of Aristotle’s Categories: Some of them want to use you Some of them want to get used by you Some of them want to abuse you Some of them want to be abused As a progressively potent breakdown of the relationship between universal desires and the listener’s role in their fulfillment, that about covers it. But what questions remain! What feelings haunt! The grooves are dominated by synthetic bass lines that drive from the basement and provide a (usually dark) background for freshly gathered sonic bouquets. Dave Stewart is a masterful composer/producer. Lennox has a fine voice, with exceptional contralto range that is notably powerful on the low end. And while dubbing melodies in three octaves (“The Walk”), she still has room for soaring descants. Freddie Mercury comes to mind. Choral directors salivate. This album is proof positive that synth and pop can be excellent music. 4/5 (almost a 5)

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Very nice. We grew up with hits from Eurythmics and Annie Lennox, especially "Sweet Dreams." I always enjoy '80s new wave, but it took me a few tracks to really get into this. The production is really solid, and Annie Lennox's vocals are always nice, but overall it wasn't as explosive as I expected. Maybe just because the hits like "Sweet Dreams" and "Here Comes the Rain Again" feel so big that some of these songs feel meek in comparison. But it's still a good project. Also, "Jennifer" sounds like a precursor to "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazarus. That’s more than okay with me. Favorite tracks: Sweet Dreams, Jennifer, The Walk. Album art: I really like the different font choices, and the geometric shapes, but the picture in the middle is just way too small. It's comically large framing. 3.5/5

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The album has some good moments, but the vibe is somehow not quite right. With synth as the key instrument, it takes some magic to make music that sounds human. Hopefully, there will be examples of European new wave on this list too!

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I don't have that many thoughts about this. There isn't anything that really sticks out to me as memorable (outside of sweet dreams but i think that's just because it's famous) but I don't think that it's doing anything particularly bad either. Middle of the road for me. 2.5/5

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Each song feels like 30 seconds worth of material stretched to 3 minutes. Also, ever song except sweet dreams is musically boring, besides.

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Easy Listening in my opinion. I enjoyed this album while I was working

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Sim

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Childhood favourite - incredible

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5

Ahhh! Gotta love the Eurythmics. Such great music and an unbelievable voice!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE! Big fan of the Eurythmics and enjoyed the album.

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So cool, so good

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grew up with these tunes

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Fun and synthy - I like how versatile her voice is

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Belta

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Classic

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ну кароче мне зашло, даже чуть больше чем давид бови. Звучит разнообразненько, звук приятный

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Cracking bit of synth-pop, good, catchy tunes start to finish.

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Classic. Great music to zone out and drive to

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Es un must. Love Is A Stranger , Jennifer, Satellite of Love

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5

Incredible. I have tons of nostalgia for this album and Eurythmics in general, and this album absolutely delivers

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Great album , timeless!

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An old favourite that I used to enjoy dancing to with my sister when I was a child.

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Amazing

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One of the best of the 80’s…loved this ..really forgot how much I appreciated this album….dancing the night away..good music….back in the day

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Sweet album, actually forgot to do this cause listening to that. Club movie

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I deeply, madly love The Eurythmics and I feel they are severely underrated. To me they are THE sound of the 80s. One of my first real musical memories is being in my Mom's Honda Civic, hearing "Sweet Dreams" come on the radio, and being completely hypnotized by it. I can even remember the street we were on. As dark as this album tends to be, I associate it very strongly with my childhood. It is definitely where my fascination with electronic music began. I have always admired the way The Eurythmics combine cold, dark electronics with warm and soulful elements - Annie Lennox's incredible, shape-shifting voice being the warmest and most soulful element of all. It's an approach that seems like it would be easy to replicate but honestly I don't know if I've ever heard it better than on this album.

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geðveik

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I still enjoy the ginormous hit and title cut off this LP, but I’ve also heard it so many times that I now tend to take its initial shock appeal for granted. It was helpful to revisit the song in the overall context of this excellent album. The lyrics, first of all, are haunting: ‘Everybody’s lookin’ for something. Some of them want to use you.’ Uh oh, my guard is up. ‘Some of them want to get used by you.’ Hmm, things are beginning to get a little weird. ‘Some of them want to abuse you.’ OK, now I’m downright uncomfortable. ‘Some of them want to be abused.’ Oh, my. If you just slowly read those five sentences, with the words emphasized in their proper places, it ought to make the hairs on your arms rise. Just as you’re trying to shake that off, Dave Stewart then gets his sulky rich synth hooks into you, and now you’re in his grasp. Until Annie Lennox reasserts herself to conclude the number with a powerful lead vocal melody, terrific backup harmonies, and even a surprising descant. The thing is, though, that’s just one great song dwelling within the company of others even greater. The LP opens strong with ‘Love Is a Stanger,’ ‘in an open car to tempt you in and drive you far away… Love is a danger of a different kind. To take you away and leave you far behind.’ Compelling lyrics, delivered with precise vocal harmonies, and accentuated with echoes and other effects. Dave is adept at these studio techniques throughout. It’s an agreeable pairing, these two. The next two songs feature a Latin infused electronica, ‘I’ve Got an Angel,’ followed by ‘Wrap It Up,’ an Isaac Hayes and David Porter composition, but I remember hearing it first from the 1960s soul duo Sam and Dave. (Three years following the Eurythmics, blues band The Fabulous Thunderbirds would also score a big hit from their cover.) The Eurythmics’ take finds Annie channeling the likes of Aretha Franklin, but again through the musical filter of purely synthesized accompaniments. The effect is rather interesting, too. It might immediately come across as somewhat dispassionate, but a deeper, longer listen will begin to reveal its soulfulness of a different breed. It’s an authentic union of modern electronic dance music with old school soul and R&B. But the birth is not a combination, where both are heard equally; rather, they mingle and mix together to create a whole new, third, creation: like yeast reacting to barley malt and yielding beer. Sweet Dreams is probably better accompanied with a very dry martini, but you get what I’m sayin’. By the time I was five songs in (still before the hit ‘Sweet Dreams’), I knew the album was both growing and growing on me. ‘The Walk’ is artfully arranged, and the dual play between Annie’s melodic, assertive femininity to Dave’s baritone background is tasty. ‘Jennifer,’ though (the song following ‘Sweet Dreams’), was this album’s real triumph. With the background sounds of an ocean breaking at midnight, the lyrics concern a girl/woman who is lost, and eventually found underneath the water. The music is perfect for this mystery. Are we talking murder here, or some kind of tragic accident? Tell me she didn’t take her own life? Questions unanswered that left me pondering hours later. Dave’s sparse, pounding synth beat is dynamically unsettling, then finishes with a high register synth solo effected by a strange buzz tone that sounds fiendish. By now, the last three songs were more than a confirmation of this LP’s ability to fire on all cylinders: ‘This Is the House,’ with Annie’s harmonies arranged and performed with creative brilliance, ‘Somebody Told Me,’ with a funky robotic ‘oh well’ refrain that builds in intensity along with the singer’s shock and mounting anger, and the conclusion, ‘This City Never Sleeps,’ with its successful transportation of the listener into the shared space of an overcrowded apartment in the inner city, and traveling among the desperate and poor in the ‘underground trains.’ The outro gradually stretched out to infinity, and when it faded, unresolved, I was yearning for more, but with a personal experience to reflect upon. Sweat Dreams accomplishes something that occurs, thankfully, from time to time in pop music- carving out a bit of a new path and inviting the rest of us to hop in for a little off-roading thrill ride.

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11/19 Great Synth-Pop album. Standout Tracks: Love Is A Stranger, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Jennifer, This Is The House, This City Never Sleeps

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Fun

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Love them. .

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Loads of cool stuff here but the title track is so immense

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Solider 80er-Sound, Satellite of Love ist gut

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Enjoyed it a lot more than I thought. I like some of the weirdness of it, it's a unique album

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An old favourite, straight from the 80's. Intelligent pop. Annie Lennox voice is always incredible.

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Quintessential 80’s

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better than i expected. very listenable. nice word joe.

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Unapologetically 80s. So many great tracks on this with some concept/wacky stuff that holds up

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I don't like the song Sweet Dreams so I was shocked that I love the rest of the music on this album!

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A classic album with a couple songs I already own. Fun to listen to the whole thing.

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A very good classic. Sweet Dreams just blows me away every time

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Oh well, this is pure nostalgia for me! I basically grew up with this kind of music, being driven through foreign countries on the backseat, listening to this for hours on end because no one would switch the CD. I don't think I'd like it very much, if I listened to this today for the first time, so this review might be skewed by my past, but then again, the perception of music is always subjective. And what could be better than to remember the carefree times during childhood just by listening to a song?

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The titular song is the best, not super fussed otherwise

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Would give 5 if only some of the other songs than Sweet Dreams where as good buy, Sweet Dreams in it of itself carries the whole album, anyways it was very synth pop heavy, as expected

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Gran álbum desconocía por completo de quien era la canción, pero sweet dreams es el soundtrack de posiblemente una de mis escenas favoritas de los x-mens cuando quicksilver rescata a toda la banda.. Animoooo miercolitos ombliguito de semana

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I liked this ones! The first two songs I wasn't enjoying as much, but the more it got into the album the more fun I had listening to it.

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All good songs

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Very 80s! Lots of energy and synth sounds.

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Like their work.... a few songs I liked a lot but others I didn’t recognize .....seems to be filler for the LP....

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ooh don't mind if I do

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solid sound on classic album.

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Cleaned my car to this album was pretty groovy

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The songs are fun and great head-boppers, but they don't build up to/don't stand up to the highs of the album, which they need to if the album is going to come together as a whole. It sometimes feels like the other songs are just filler for the killer hit of "Sweet Dreams," or the less killer but still really good "Love is a Stranger." That's not to say they're bad, just secondary.

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Najs!!

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Such a complete album.

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supercatchy 80s pop music. music to vogue to

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4/5. Surprised that I enjoyed this as much as I did. Standouts: Sweet Dreams, Love is a Stranger, Jennifer, This is the House, Somebody Told Me. I also enjoyed some of the bonus tracks.

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Aah, eighties nostalgia. Great opening song. Great titelsong. Some of the other songs are also okay.

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I knew of this band before but only really knew one song. The Sweet Dreams song is enough to carry the entire album.

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This is a pretty good techy sounding album. Obviously the popular song for which the album takes its namesake but it has a number of other good ones. 7/10.

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There are some really interesting electronic soundscapes on this album, which I was not expecting going in. Still, it was a bit low energy for my taste and many of the songs were just alright. 7/10

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7/10. Considered an 8/10, but not feeling generous today. Fun and synthy, short and sweet, would relisten to because most of the songs were solid enough and the opening and title tracks were quite good.

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I can imagine this being spun in an underground nightclub filled with typical 80s dancing young adults. I like that, though.

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Great band. Leave a couple of songs sounding in our minds.

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Very good.

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Liked it more than I anticipated and it got better as I kept listening. It didn't turn me onto synth pop as an entire genre but I enjoyed this album. Favourite songs: sweet dreams (of course), Jennifer, This is the house, somebody told me

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fun album, very electronic feel, i think they were pioneers? dunno. enjoyed it though.

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Refreshing and weird

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This is a really good album. Lots beyond Sweet Dreams, though that's a classic. It's 80s but doesn't sound dated. It's a keeper 4 🌟

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Nice sound with an all timer of a song on the album

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Big step forward from Kraftwerk!

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New waviest of the new wave.

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Done

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Great to hear this all the way through. Some surprises along the way. Interesting how Sweet Dreams REALLY stands out among the album

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80s synth pop album that still sounds amazing in 2022.

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The eighties were a very, very strange period for music. In only a very few years whole paradigms were turned upside down, and this under a twofold influence: technology and business. Overreliance on the first and obsession about the second created overall aesthetics and atmospheres so representative of that period that, apart from the sixties, no other decade can boast being so instantly recognizable on the merits of its *sounds* alone. And this for better or for worse. During those early eighties, just as Eurythmics was conquering charts worldwide, it's for instance worth noting that even someone like Neil Young was busy using synths and vocoders (see the much maligned and frankly misunderstood *Trans*), and this mere anecdotal footnote here speaks volumes. The times they had-a *really* changed in those years. But probably not in the ways good ol' Bob had expected.  Contrary to Neil Young, Eurythmics were typically "eighties" from the get-go, and that's a *huge* difference between the two, of course (one among many). By the time of their second album *Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)*, the duo had indeed fully embraced the schlock, glossy world of fatty synth bass lines and other electronic-driven pulses and would never fully depart from it, even during the nineties. But *there* was also a peculiar twist, a paradox of sorts, because Eurythmics had actually only embraced the clichés of their day and age so as to better reinvent songwriting tropes from far earlier periods, namely the ones of the good old rhythm 'n blues of days yonder. At least, that was the plan. To counterbalance the increasing power of the machines, the solution Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart found out was to inject *soul* into the 'popular mechanics" of their time, even though such "soul" could turn up being totally unrecognizable in those brand new, icy whereabouts. When replicants in *Blade Runner* claim they have their own 'souls', and that they are therefore as 'human' as you and me, there's more than a few eyebrows raised in response. It's the sort of eyebrows that Lennox and Stewart's band are still raising today, especially now that the eighties are far off into the rearview mirror.  They were certainly not the only ones to step on that tightrope line in those days. In the U.K. dance scene, Soft Cell's legendary cover of "Tainted Love" had used the same mash-up of electronics and African-American, tried-and-true, melodic lines. But Eurythmics's version of that formula was a whole other level of complexity. Annie Lennox's diaphanous timbre and androgynous presence were not just masks or disguises in plain sight, only *pretending* to hide the obvious rhythm'n' blues influences of her voice inflexions. They were also an ambiguous statement about cultural appropriation and simulacrum. Music once considered "warm" or even "hot" was turning into its own *cold* self-conscious copy. It was *whitened*, in all senses of the word. And it seems audiences just took a lot of pleasure out of this without asking too many questions. In a way, Lennox's almost superhuman abilities on a technical point of view, like when she adlibs soulful pleas and performs other risky voice tremolos, only reinforces that initial ambiguity between (wo)man and machine. What do we have here? A genuine soul singer with flesh and bone? Or a robot only pretending to be one? Do androids dream of cybernetic Aretha Franklins? Not even Philip K. Dick or William Gibson had answered those queries before... Let's just address the electric elephant in the room, once and for all. As overplayed as it is, "Sweet Dreams"--that bouncy title track everyone has hummed under the shower at least once--still sounds superb today. But the apparent simplicity of that hit belies the fact that the song is first and foremost the epitome of the paradoxes spotted up there. And that at its core, it's part of that "Tainted Love" tradition of expressing doubt or heartbreak in such a lively manner (while not plagiarizing the full on minor-key vocal line of the old Gloria Jones hit, there's definitely a similarity in its "Sweet Dreams" equivalent). So if f the track works so well, it's because of those rhythm 'n blues influences first, as is the case in most of the less famous cuts in the album. The great synths sounds, drum-machines, and overall "programming" are just cream on the cake. Excellent cream, but cream nonetheless. The only problem with this track and its place on the album is that it is like a large tree hiding a whole forest. Indeed, if Eurythmics's second effort still holds up relatively well decades after it was released, it's for one reason only: the songwriting. Strip *The Walk* of all its trimmings, for example, electronic or otherwise--yes, even the horn section and that mellifluous trumpet solo at the end--and what you have here is basically a good PJ Harvey song circa *Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea*. Just imagine a different "rock" instrumentation on its verses, and the ressemblance is simply striking. Likewise (but conversely in a chronological point of view), final track "This City Never Sleeps" is nothing but a barely-veiled homage to Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues", with its hypnotic bassline supporting lyrical snapshots of urban melancholy and destitution. What links those two very different reference points (PJ Harvey and Marvin Gaye) is inspiration from the blues and nothing else. And it's an inspiration that a synth-driven act like Depeche Mode will use only quite a few years later compared to Eurythmics. So they knew what they were doing here. Other strands of black music run throughout the course of the album. The use of echoes and reverb in "I've Got An Angel" is drawing its inspiration from dub, and it's a move that feels like a weird, off-kilter way to explore the same paths Massive Attack would step on fifteen years later, musing about other sorts of 'angels'. And in "Somebody Told Me", Lennox even... raps (!), and the outcome of this experimentation is definitely not as ridiculoius as it may sound on paper. Add other decent tracks like that, plus a fantastic Kraftwerk-like, minimalistic opener ("Love Is A Stranger"), and the whole proposition holds the proverbial water like no other Eurythmics record. Speaking of water, don't miss that mesmerizing dark reverie about a drowned girl veering towards This Mortal Coil's goth territory. The girl is named "Jennifer", but she could as well have been named 'Ophelia'. There are only two duds in the album: first another Kraftwerk-inspired track, a cyberpunk cover of Sam And Dave's "Wrap It Up", which might read like an interesting or even daring idea on paper, except that it's not when you're hearing the final clunky results. And there's also "This Is The House", which sounds like a reject from The Talking Heads post-*Remain In Light*. it actually says a lot about the 'Heads that the line between success and failure when it comes to such "white funk" forays is so... thin. But the study of this thin line will surely come in its own time... The point is that if a band like the Talking Heads is enjoying such a raving critical status today, I don't see why another act like Eurythmics couldn't be redeemed as well, at least partly. So the *ideas* behind those failed experiments in the album might have been worth it and you can't blame the band for trying a little too hard. Unfortunately, they are the sorts of ideas that will increasingly come to Lennox and Stewart's minds after *Sweet Dreams...", and there again, the execution will produce many mixed results, actually far more than on this second LP. There will always be a couple of great, catchy tracks and singles to redeem those failures, but nothing that will *wholly* save any of the subsequent records. Replicants always have an expiration date, and for some non-fans, 1983 was maybe the date Eurythmics should have been "retired" by a disgruntled Rick Deckard policing good music out there. Given that it's the exact same year our endearing Roy and Pris of eighties pop broke out with *Sweet Dreams...* (and also *Touch*, released the same year), it seems that, creatively speaking at least, 'replicants' appear to have an even shorter life in reality than the ones they are enjoying in Sci-Fi flicks. You just can't always 'replicate' souls, Annie and Dave, you need to have ones of your own, too. Skills, influence or production values won't necessarily give you one. There are things that all the money in the world can't buy, even during the eighties.

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Relevant as used to see Dave Stewart a lot in Harringay Arms in Crouch End neighbours want to shut due to noise (the NIMBY morons). It's a great breakthrough album, little filler and Annie Lennox's voice is iconic

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A great album for all synth pop and 80s fans. The couple middle tracks are the best, but the beginning and end is somewhat lackluster

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Love, love love this - I am a big Eurythmics fan though, so always was going to rate high.

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Title track still a banger despite being overplayed, rest of album nice if not incredible - 3.8

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The title track is so strong, it makes it hard for the rest of the album to live up to that massive legacy. I was a little disappointed with the first half but it picked up on the flip side. But just to say it again - the song Sweet Dreams is one of the best songs ever made.

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4.5

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I didn't know much about this album except for the singles going in to this. The two hits ("Love is a Stranger" and "Sweet Dreams") are great tracks and I love the mix of Annie's voice and Dave Stewart's synth work. I was pleasantly surprised by the rest of the album. "I've got an Angel", "Jennifer" and "This City Never Sleeps" being the standout tracks for me. Looking forward to listening to more of their 80s music.

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Mildly dark, strange, almost goofy. Hitting me just right today.

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A great 80's sound that didn't sound too "techno" or "alternative". Great singing and songwriting. This album has aged really well. "Love Is A Stranger" and "I Could Give You" are the standouts.

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Decent. New direction musically, and you won't be able to find fault with either the performance or the production. I find it doesn't capture me though. Am I humming Sweet Dreams today? Nope.

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A pretty decent record. I like Annie Lennox's vocals a ton, so that swayed my vote a little bit. Some songs I could do without (This Is The House, I'm looking at you) but overall I enjoyed this. This is a 3.5 for me but gets pushed to a 4. Favorites: I Could Give You (A Mirror), Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Jennifer

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Synthesizers, yeahhhh. Maybe a Gen X thing, but the video-gamey sounds in 'Love is a Stranger' and 'I Could Give You' are THE BEST. The subway noises in 'This City Never Sleeps' are very pleasing. I always loved the single Sweet Dreams and I'm glad it fits into the rest of the album well. Love Lennox's voice, especially when she does her own backing vocal.

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This is a great example of how you properly make an electronic album with quality songwriting, melodies, and interesting progressions, and not just mindless beats like the 90s contemporaries on this list. I particularly enjoyed the haunting use of minor scale progressions.

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I used to dislike Eurythmics’ cold metallic sound. These days I’m much older and perhaps a tad wiser, and I appreciate the band for its innovative sound and for Lennox’ voice. It’s a pity there’s a bit too much fluff in this album, but overall: noice, if not very much so.

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Awesome album! Very 80s. "The Walk" was particularly fun. Not every song was perfect, but certainly worth a listen.

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Cool stuff. Great vocals.

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Good overall album

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Les nombreux anachronismes utilisés au fil de mes excellents reviews ont commencé à me monter au cerveau. Je me mets petit à petit à perdre la notion du temps, c'est pourquoi j'ai d'abord pensé que cet album n'était qu'une copie de Marylin Monson. Il n'est pas nécessaire de me tomber dessus, je suis actuellement pris en charge par un professionnel, et suis un traitement de rehabilitation à la chronologie musicale.

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Funky but title track is gold

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Ahhhhh yeah I love 80s synth

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Carine le prime canzone, non particolarmente memorabili. Naturalmente 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' alza di molto il voto.

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who am i to disagree??

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For synth-pop, it's surprisingly not terrible, even if I wouldn't ever choose to listen to it. Can we talk about the title track? Why are they torturing the pronunciation of "this" to rhyme with "disagree" and "seas," when they can just change the word to "these"? There's no antecedent anyway, so it's not like there's a grammar issue here. Just change the word, weirdos! Best track: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This [sic])

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It's only Sweet Dreams that stands out, and to me it's a great instrumental done wrong by the vocals.

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Enjoyed it.

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Much better than I remember

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Didn’t enjoy this as much I thought I would have

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A pretty sweet album. I'm running out of things to say.

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80s new wave/electronic before electronic music was a thing. "Sweet Dreams are Made of These". I do like Annie Lennox a lot. this record is fine enough I guess.

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3/5. A lot of the vibe reminds me of early Lou Reed? Some of it is really obnoxious, some is absolutely slammin'.

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Had sweet dreams

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OK - obvs sweet dreams is a banger, rest is a bit meh but still fun

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This was good but not as good as other Eurythmics albums. Obviously got an ultimate class A banger on there but one top banger does not a banging album make.

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Auch bei diesem Album ist der bekannteste Song eher untypisch dafür. A propos typisch: eine Platte aus den 80ern.

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Me gusto

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Not really my thing. I enjoyed the two radio hits, they seemed much more sophisticated and better produced than the rest of the album.

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pretty ok

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It's good but there's a bit too much synth for my liking. The titular song is an obvious highlight here.

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80's electro-pop with a dark edge. I love that the music video for the band was banned in the US for Annie Lennox being a "Transvestite" out to confuse the youths.

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Good beats but a bit repetitive

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It's fine. Sweet Dreams and Love Is A Stranger stand out, the rest is fine but not catchy enough to excite. Nothing is really bad, but nothing really great.

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Cool listen. Sounded a bit one hit wonder.

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Couple of bangers, overall a 3 though

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Funky!

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Semibängeri Helt bra kasaripoppia, men int kanske i min smak

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Classic & classy 80s synth-pop. Nice for a one-off listen.

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Interesting, and not to discredit the fine song writing skills of Stewart and Lennox, but other than the radio hits, was pretty bland.

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A great throw back album, full of great memories.

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not bad

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3.2 - Aside from the towering “Sweet Dreams”, this is some fairly forgettable 80s synth pop. Lennox’s voice is a powerhouse. Songs are constructed around a groove and tend to get repetitive.

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Pleasant

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Weird, but the good kind of weird. 3.5

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Yeah alright I dunno if I’ll ever listen to any other song again apart from sweet dreams

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Saved Prior: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Saved Off Rip: Love Is A Stranger Cutting Edge: I've Got An Angel Overall Notes: A lot more artsy than I was expecting having known Sweet Dreams beforehand. Much better after a couple listens, but nothing especially stood out other than Sweet Dreams, a deserving smash hit.

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I honestly didn't like this as much as I was expecting to, especially considering how good the song Sweet Dreams is. It's a really cool sound, just not many of the songs stuck out in my head. 2.5 that I'll round to a 3 because a 2 feels too low Saved: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Jennifer

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Struggles to get close to the bug bit in the middle. Solid 80s synthetic.

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Very 80’s and for once that proved to be a good thing.

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New waves fun album

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Classic 80s sounds. Honestly they sound a bit generic after a while. Hasn't aged that well. Some songs are pretty cool though. This is the house id a definite highlight. Sounds like an Talking Heads song.

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Decent. Thought there might be some superb hidden gems on here though...

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Eurythmics' breakthrough album is a deft mix of electronic thrills, new wave chills, and sultry R&B, the latter supplied by Annie Lennox's warm tenor.

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Superb! But not so keen on this remastering. Annie's wonderful voice seems to have faded into the background, disappointingly

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Great album.

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Dense synth sounds. Annie Lennox has an incredible voice. I remember these cats were really weird on MTV but still being intrigued. I guess that's why the Utah Saints sampled the hell out them. Love is A Stranger -- sets the tone for the whole album. Angelic and mechanical at the same time. Good stuff. I've Got an Angel -- sounds like hundreds of other 80s songs out there. Even has the chicka-chick-ah going on. Not a fan. Wrap It Up -- old Sam & Dave song getting the new wave treatment a la Bronski Beat. I like the Fabulous Thunderbirds version better. Not bad overall but a little tedious at times and not as innovative as I thought the Eurythmics would be. I thought I'd hear some far out synth-driven weirdnes and there a lot of that but of boring stuff too. Some cheesy sounds that don't work.

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The mood of the album was a little darker than I originally expected. Felt like there could be some contenders for Mindhunter episodes.

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Some cool spots, also some meh spots.

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The album is slower than the hit that names it. Its ok but no really amazing

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Entertaining 80s pop rock. Title song is excellent but there are other enjoyable songs along the way. Very heavy 80s synth club feel which dates the album but possibly the best of its kind. 6.7

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Great for cooking to

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Title track fantastic, rest forgettable

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Very 80s synth-pop. Eurythmics were everywhere with their distinctive sound. After almost forty years on, the sound has not aged so well and while Sweet Dreams gets the glory, Love Is a Stranger is a stronger song that was a fave growing up.

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Ko sam ja da se ne slažem?

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Fun album that's super easy to listen to.

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Sweet Dreams is obviously a great song, I just couldn't be bothered with the rest of it. I know that's very lazy of me, but what are you gonna do?

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If anyone ever asks you what the 1980's were like just play this album. It's all you need to know.

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Le produzioni di questo disco mi affascinano perché trovo a suo modo punk, con l'orecchio di oggi, l'approccio di usare strumenti elettronici come drum machines e synth con i loro suoni di base dove tutto suona come se fosse un dei primi preset. Devo dire che Sweet Dreams secondo me è un pezzone che ogni volta che lo sento mi fa esaltare e quasi gli darei 4 solo per quello, però il resto del disco anche se non mi dispiace non mi rimane impresso quindi per me è un 3.5 che finisce sul 3.

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Sono contento di aver ascoltato questo disco perché è uno di quegli album che difficilmente sarei finito ad ascoltare da solo. Il problema che ho con questo album è evidente: gli anni '80. Nonostante questo sono rimasto sorpreso dal fatto che Sweet Dreams è decisamente la meno rappresentativa dell'album (e comunque la apprezzo) e che gli altri pezzi li ho trovati molti più personali e coerenti fra loro. Nonostante il vibe '80 sia davvero molto presente, qui e lì si trovano anche a livello di arrangiamenti delle cose interessanti e particolari. Forse nonostante la coerenza lo sento un po' poco messo a fuoco come album, anche se coerenti le emozioni che mi comunica sono tutte un po' grigie, per mancanza di un termine migliore. Il pezzo che mi è piaciuto di più è di gran lunga "The Walk". Comunque mi aspettavo peggio, direi un 3 abbastanza giusto.

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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - canzone - non può non piacere. È davvero un grande pezzo, arriva come uno schiaffo e ti lascia il segno. Forse è l'unica canzone dove mi piace la voce della Lennox, per la quale non vado molto pazzo, anzi la trovo irritante a tratti. Comunque, qui mi trovo davanti a un bivio, perché questo non è il solito album anni '80 (anche se le sonorità potrebbero infastidirmi). Nonostante il gradimento medio-basso delle tracce, riconosco un lato artistico e uno sforzo. Quindi sebbene il mio gradimento sia intorno al 2.25, mi dispiacerebbe svalutare un lavoro come questo, soprattutto proveniente da un decennio che ha sfornato un sacco di merda. Quindi promuovo a 3.

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really cheesy, as i expected, but not unpleasant to listen to. 6/10

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Sweet dreams is a timeless classic, the rest of the album is not. The spanish song ia abysmal.

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Sweet notes were made of these...who am I to disagree?

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A real game of two halves - the first side is fairly anonymous synthpop, whilst the second veers off into more interesting and experimental realms. The title track and 'Jennifer' are the standouts, but there's a lot to admire here, not least of all Lennox's voice

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Not sure how I feel about those guttural grunts on this first track. They're really throwing me. Everything is sort of good setting for Sweet Dreams to take off somewhere in the middle. But none of this sticks with me.

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Pop con sintetizadores. Un megahit. Se me ha hecho bola.

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Love is a Stranger is a fun, breezy, synth pop start. The darker, new wave tone of most of the album isn't for me. Sweet Dreams is, of course, a great classic dance track.

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Not my style but I enjoyed it still. It's definitely a landmark album for the genre and and the future of electronic/pop music Favourite Tracks: Sweet Dreams, Wrap it Up, This is the House

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Not bad, if it's the eurythmics vibe you want, you got it. But it's got a few of the classics too, pretty good!

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6/10

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I'm surprised that I didn't enjoy this album as much. It's got some noisy elements I wasn't expecting and didn't really care for. I enjoyed parts of songs, but didn't find a song I enjoyed until almost halfway. Favorite tracks: "Sweet Dreams", "Jennifer"

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Decent… but didn’t blow me away!

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Some great songs on this album: Sweet Dream, Love is a Stranger but I think Jennifer stands out as my favorite. The Walk was enjoyable as well. Great sound. 3/5.

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Buen disco, agradable

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Some great vocal work and interesting instrumentation. “Wrap It Up” is a 3 minute long innuendo (but at least it’s safe innuendo). Nothing quite lives up to the masterpiece of the title track, though. Fave tracks: “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” “This Is The House” “Love Is A Stranger”

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I enjoy weird synthy shit! The Eurythmics make me think of Friday Night Videos when I was a little kid - Annie seemed so exotic to me!

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Great album for background music

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Ihan jepa ja potentiaalista hyvää kasaria, mutta jotain puuttuu.

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Very 80's. Seemed to improve as the album went on

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Very 80s! Short tracks that can sometimes sound a bit too similar to each other. Some standout tracks but a lot of filler.

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ledwo ledwo

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3/5

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Initial thoughts: it’s giving psychedelic love child of Abba and Fleetwood Mac fav. off album: I’ve got an angel

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I remember when this album, and the video of the title track came out. I've listened to Eurythmics' Greatest Hits album and Lennox's Medusa Album. This was my first time listenting to Sweet Dreams. Eurythmics found a way to get electronic instruments to be a worthy back up to Lennox's great voice. "Love Is a Stranger" and "Sweet Dreams..." are my favorite tracks. Overall, the rest of the album is okay. I didn't find any new favorites or hidden surprises

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A weird and boring electronica fiddling with interesting synth riffs, a decent opening, and a kickass title track.

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Pretty good. Not everything is as great as their major hit.

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Ever since being indoctrinated into the lore of Sparkes I've never been able to hear 80s synth the same.

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Ah...Annie Lennox is a great vocalist... 2 good songs, the rest are rather poor. (6/10) FT: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Love Is A Stranger

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Enjoyable, pleasant enough - some great tracks, Annie Lennox has a fantastic voice... but this album was not really something I would return to repeatedly, I think.

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It’s really not my thing but I can see this would have been massive in the clubs at the time. 80’s synth pop at its best

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I hoped to like this more, given how good the title track is - a classic, deservedly so. I walked away feeling that the album is generally - I'm not a huge fan of 80s electronic pop so I guess it had to get past that first. Favorite tracks: I've Got an Angel, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), and This City Never Sleeps. Everything else was ok, it just didn't hook me, even after several listens.

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Another album with a female singer who can really belt it out. But is that enough to hit a 4 or 5? At least this album had some variety going on in the music accompanying the vocals. Some cool synth and then some weird stuff. I do love Annie Lennox's vocals and Sweet Dreams is a classic, but the rest of the synth/new wave stuff just wasn't good enough to be more than average. I enjoyed the album, but not enough to go back for more listens.

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The biggest thing this album had going for it is Annie Lennox's voice. Man, it is just incredible. The singles definitely benefit from her incredible vocals, and so do the other tracks. But one they start to get experimental, and her voice gets lost in those 80s synths, it's very hard to focus on the songs themselves. "This Is The House" is REALLY annoying, for example. Along with the bonus tracks on the 2005 edition, yikes. So yeah the singles are indeed what make this album. It reminds me of a few albums where the single is the best part of the album, and that's why they are the singles.

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Love Is a Stranger and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) are 4 or 5 star songs in themselves. I really wanted to give this a 4 as an album, but every other track on the album falls so short of those two tracks it highlights the disparity between them. I love the synths on all of it though, they still held up even with their 80s-style.

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It's good. But the whole album doesn't hold up to the hits, which are great.

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Classy pop

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I don’t really like the Eurythmics. Overplayed at the time however, the album wasn’t too bad. Listenable 3*

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3, it's fine

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Fun. I had listened to any of it before aside of Sweet Dreams. My favorite tracks reminded me of the Talking Heads at times.

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This surprised me. It was chill. I expected the synths and drumbeats and that it would bore. Instead, it felt like a long car drive; winding turns and interesting changing views along the horizon. I'm currently sitting in the airport awaiting my plane. I forgot I was deliberately listening and just let the album set the mood. The finale was especially poignant as crowds rushed to their flight. Sweet Dreams and This City Never Sleeps stood out—the former as the hit and the latter as the culmination. Other than that, I don’t know that I could recognize distinct songs in the way that I can’t remember all the named rural townships driven through on the way to the city. The drive was lovely though.

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There are several really excellent songs on this album that are worth the price of admission on their own. But overall, the quality is uneven, with a mix of styles that's all over the place. The saving grace of this album is of course the brilliant Annie Lennox. Lennox's vocal ranges from authoritative to soulful and is pretty flawless. Musically, the songs have some interesting elements here and there, but half the of the songs are fairly unmemorable. Fave Songs: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Love is a Stranger, Jennifer, The Walk, I've Got an Angel, Somebody Told Me

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Pop con sintetizadores. Un megahit. Se me ha hecho bola. Ni fu ni fa.

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it's nice.

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I'm so conflicted about this album. I absolutely hate eurotrash synthpop. Utterly despise it. But. The songwriting isn't half bad. Unlike most albums in the genre, these songs actually have something resembling a structure and I appreciate that. Not enough to give it more than two stars, mind you. It's still bloopy, blippy, zip-zap nonsense.

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Solid album but nothing more. No song really stood out and in the end I didn't feel like this was a revolution or reinvented the wheel

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The whole album was like a lesser version of Sweet Dreams. Like if you distilled it down and weakened the things that make Sweet Dreams such a great tune. 3.5

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80’er synth pop, sweet dreams, rytmisk, catchy

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Surprisingly I enjoyed it more than I expected. Thought I would hate this. Not really a fan of the title track because it was way too overplayed at some point in my life. Now I find the song fine. I would say the second half of the album is a bit better, but still I wouldn't call it an all time great. Another OK one

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Leuk om eens gehoord te hebben. Alleraardigst.

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Not bad.

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Stiekem vond ik dit best goed.

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Enjoyed this more than I thought I would - probably because I've only been (over) exposed to their massive hits before. There was some interesting synth-pop in there

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Other than the title track, the album was meh. The music was really well arranged and produced. For me there is no real attraction to what is going on. The music is not bad just not what I would put into "the mix" of daily life.

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Eltrapeze va bientôt s'en aller casser la gueule à Robert pour ceux qui n'étaient pas au courant.

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3.5 stars. Decent early 80's synth music with strong vocals.

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The theme song is now a classic!

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Meh

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I once read an opinion that Annie Lennox could sing the phone book and it would sound great, and I have to agree. 3 stars.

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Sweet Dreams is a top tune, rest of the album not so great

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A couple of classic tracks but a little inconsistent. Still Annie Lennox's voice is one of my favourite ones out there.

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I generally liked what Annie and Dave did outside of Eurythmics, but you can’t deny the influence of this record

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Decent but kind of drags on towards the end

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Love 80s new wave but somehow I've never really given Eurythmics albums a dedicated listen. This album is pretty fun. The title track is obviously a total classic.

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Sweet dreams is an absolute bop, the rest of the album was ok.

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This is the first time I listened to Eurythmics in album form, and I gotta say it gave me more than I expected. These are very good and pleasant sounding songs, but one can argue they are all overshadowed by the big single. In some respect, I will agree but the deep cuts are still jammy for the 80s. I had a fun time!

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The title track Sweet Dreams just sounds so amazing and fresh even after all this time, a colossal sound with that pulsing synth bass and dancing chords, along with those sweet pure vocals of Annie Lennox, like cut glass. And there are some other gems here - the opener Love is a Stranger is a moody atmospheric number with an insistent bass and Jennifer is a really cool blissed which feels like it’s from a soundtrack to some obscure Eastern European movie. A few tracks fail to hit the mark - This is the House - but there are more hits and misses, though, overall and a decent album.

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Been a while since this list annoyed me with more FUCKEN new wave bullshit, good to see it hadn't exhausted its supply. This was even worse than usual new wave in that it wasn't even upbeat, just emo dog shit. 2/5 because it wasn't total anti-music.

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Never did like Lennox and Stewarts work. Sounds awfully dated now.

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Boring and annoying

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Yhden biisin levy. 784657365 kuuntelukertaa kärkibiisillä ja ääripäällä 53726 - tilastot kertoo kaiken...

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Ich möchte es weder noch einmal hören, noch mich weitergehend mit dem Künstler beschäftigen, dabei kann ich mir gut vorstellen, dass sie in den 80ern mit dem Sound die Popkultur der 90er eingestimmt haben. Respekt dafür, aber aus heutiger Sicht für mich nicht mehr attraktiv. Obwohl mir persönlich nur der Titelsong bekannt war. Catchy, aber kann mich nicht mehr überzeugen. One-Hit-Wonder? Ob das vielleicht ausreicht, um mit dem gesamten Album auf dieser Liste zu landen?

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other than sweet dreams rest is pretty weird

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Besides Sweet Dreams, nothing else stands out

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Too 80s for me, but not terrible.

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Not my type of music

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Expected to love this but it was a big miss for me.

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Weird and fine for the most part. A couple pretty good songs.

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Pop, tecno. Salvo Sweet dreams el resto es un coñazo.

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Not my thing

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The title song of this album is a complete classic but I couldn't find any other songs I could get behind. I did enjoy Wrap It Up but only for the weird noises. This was a bummer since I've always been a fan of Anne Lennox.

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Not my type of music

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A couple of decent singles and lots of filler. I found Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) dissapointing.

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First song and title song are great. The rest of it seems pretty similar to Yaz except not as engaging.

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Their name says it all. They were the first tectonic band that had lyrics. I could go on and on about Annie Lennox. What depth and range she has! Her album The Annie Lennox Collection is in my top 5 of all albums. Listen to that to hear her talent ooze from start to finish 🎧 For fun watch her video “walking on broken glass” and be surprised by her A list friends. This album was her breakout album since prior were not hits. I enjoy her music more when she goes single. Sweet Dreams is a catchy tune, but as mentioned future albums are so much more fun

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Not any really engaging songs. I've heard Sweet Dreams before but even that is kinda meh to me. I probably won't explore what else this group has to offer.

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Don't get me wrong. Sweet Dreams (the song) is a solid 5/5, but this rating is about the entire album, and the rest of the album was rather bland to me. I won't let a single song carry the album's rating.

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Eh, honestly kinda weak. outside of sweet dreams not a lot of these tracks really called out to me. kind of bland and stereotypical

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eh, not a huge fan, nothing stood out to me other than sweet dreams and I don't necessarily love that either

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Not my cup of tea

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Interesting I suppose. Uses multiple tones amd themes through, not my thing though.

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Getting through this has been a little difficult, it's not quite my vibe today. But I press on!

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Exactly what i would have expected. Not great, not bad.

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Primitive. Bass-y synth beat on Wrap It Up (a song about using a condom?) was good. Sweet Dreams is clearly head and shoulders above any other song and is the only reason I didn’t give 1 star.

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Kind of not great other than Sweet dreams

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Nja, ingen slam dunk. Märker mig själv reagera på att jag många gånger under lyssningen tänker "fan vad repetetivt". Vilket kan vara nice ibland men känslan jag fick var att det inte tillförde något utan störde mest. Med det sagt finns det saker som går att tycka om också, lite sköna basgångar och ett dansigt sound. Bäst: "This is the house"

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There's a lot going on on this album. I was quite surprised how complex the songs were but in the end they weren't that strong.

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another gash album with two massive hits on, its a formula we've heard loads in this list. its nice to hear the huge hits but grimacing through the rest of them is hard work. I was all set to fuck this off and listen to something good but then i heard jennifer. that lovely bit of dark synth work almost made the rest of the album worth listening to. i say almost. it fucking didn't.

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Not particularly my style. I enjoy their energy, but it feels weird in a way that I’m not a fan of listening to.

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Couldn’t get past two songs

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kinda boring tbh 2.5

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48. Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics 10 tracks. Love the electronics and contrast of Lennox's voice but this is less an album & more an amalgamation of odds and sods that weren't good enough to finish never mind about release. It's really poor. 2/5

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Tveir bangerar. Restin ekki alveg þar. Samt stórt þrep í áttina að því sem þetta dúó varð.

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Aww man… I love her voice so much and the title track is a classic. I was hoping to like this so much more than I did, but so little here stood out to me. I liked “Jennifer”? Probably because it’s about Jennifer Grey (I assume). But that’s about it.

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Outside of the title track, this one fails to impress. Some of the vox here are shockingly bad, and the instrumentation presents itself in sparse and displeasing ways. Unsure why the wonderful vocal harmonies and synth lines of 'Dreams' didn't play a larger role in the album as a whole.

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Not really a fan of this album. Sweet Dreams and Love Is A Stranger are classics though.

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Sweet Dreams are made of this is an amazing song. Didn't care for the rest of the album.

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Nicht mein Ding, wobei die Beats manchmal gut sind. Stimme is nix.

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2.5

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I usually love new wave, but this did not meet my expectation, although Sweet Dreams will always be a banger.

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Few songs only and of course title song.

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Started off on a relatively high note with Love Is Strange. Started losing it with I’ve Got An Angel. Jumped back up with Wrap It Up. Meh with I Could Give You and The Walk. Always really enjoyed Sweet Dreams. But the video was whacked, what the heck was up with all the cows?!? Feel like the video should have been more sexually visually. Could do without Jennifer. The Scooby Snacks we’re definitely kicking in when they composed This Is The House. Somebody Told Me is unremarkable. Too much guessing in The City Never Sleeps. I GET IT, YOU GUESS IT’S JUST A FEELING! Hate redundant loops that go on and on. Enough already! Home Is Where The Heart is was almost ok but then started to do the repeat thing. Had my hopes for Monkey, Monkey because who doesn’t like monkeys?!? Always said if I ever wrote a movie, I’d have a monkey in it. A monkey and a midget. Gotta have a scene or two with a midget too! And while I think Annie has an amazingly beautiful voice, I don’t want to listen to a song with a repeating beat and her saying monkey, monkey over and over. Baby’s gone Blue. Good, hopefully it’s dead. Not sure if I was listening to an album with some bonus tracks but don’t know what the difference was between Sweet Dreams Hot Remix and the original Sweet Dreams. Anyway, don’t need two versions of it. Same with Love Is A Stranger Coldcut Remix. 1 version was enough and now I’m turned off on the original version! I’ll stick with Lou Reed’s original version of Satellite of Love. Or maybe even U2’s. I could see Rob Snarski playing his version in the corner of a coffee shop. Not opposed to it. Men Without Hats version isn’t bad. Probably like Natalie Wouldn’t’s version the best (can you use an apostrophe s on a contraction when it’s part of a name to show possession? I think yes even though MS Word doesn’t like it). Nice upbeat and good use of horns which I always appreciate. But again, how many times can you say 1 word in a song?!? Apparently, a lot. I do wonder who Harry, Mark and John are though. I thought about a 3 star because again, appreciation of the genre for those that like it and respect for Eurythmics impact and relative mainstream success. But never liked techno (always makes me think of Eminem’s Without Me line ‘Nobody listen to techno’). And while Eurythmics isn’t true techno, google search indicates synthpop, new wave, dance rock and even genre-fluid music (probably the start of gender fluid right there!), it’s too much for me and I’m not in total disagreement with bettywaxit in thinking yuck. So had to go with a 2 star.

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Yuck

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Didn't age well. A classic song + a lot of 80s new wave misses

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The only song I knew was Sweet Dreams...and that is the best song on the album.

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The title is obviously a banger, but none of the rest of this album is sticking with me at all, and I really like 80s synthpop. Everything after sweet dreams feels so anemic too and just plods along

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One song was fine

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DONT CARE. best song: Jessica

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Never been much of a fan of Eurythmics, and listening to this album in full hasn't really changed anything. The hits are definitely the highlight, and despite some cool synth sounds and productions choices a lot of the other tracks felt like filler.

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Annie Lenox salvages, to a degree, these otherwise cold and soulless songs. The 80’s weren’t the best of times for pop music and 40 years later, it shows.

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Not sure about that. A bit to "bop be bop" 80s for me.

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Weirdly bland. I expected there would be other songs I enjoyed on this, but I really didn't. I love the sound of her voice, but the music doesn't live up to it beyond the obvious single.

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Title track and Live is a Stranger are excellent. Rest sound dated.

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Knew and likes one song. Not my type of music.

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I’m giving it a two off of sweet dreams alone but my god this sucked

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2 star only because of sweet dreams

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This is the music that gets played in a club while a Terminator that looks suspiciously like Annie Lennox is chasing after you. Best Tracks: I Could Give You (A Mirror); Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This); This Is The House

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Nooit veel aan gevonden, nu ook niet…

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Sweet Dreams (the song) is a classic. But mostly this album is cold and dry without such excitement. The Inhuman League as it were. The electronics are all competent, but this Tin Man lacks any of the heart of its compatriots' albums.

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Enjoyed the first third but man did they drag that album out!

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Nice slices of 80s pop

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This was surprising dull

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Nope.

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Not for me, chief

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This is awful lol just way too 80s for me

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I swear I try, but except for some very popular songs, Electronic music is definitely not for me. In this case, even the meme song "Sweet Dreams" is tiring.

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"Sweet Dreams" is, of course, a classic. But I'm not feeling the rest of the album. Too synthy (its weird that I like Chvrches, that's way more synth than I usually like), but particularly a lot of weird sounds (the beginning of "I've Got An Angel"). I laughed out loud when I don't think I was supposed to at a lot of parts. There's a reason "Sweet Dreams" was the only hit off this record.

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one hit wonder.

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Beforehand, I did not see the point of the Eurythmics. Firstly, ridiculous and pretentious name that invites unintentional spelling mistakes, so I wasn't inclined to take them that seriously. Secondly, Sweet Dreams is massively overplayed, seemingly bolted on to every documentary about Thatcher, even though it doesn't really go anywhere. Still, I rather like synthpop; indeed, I love Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, Soft Cell and New Order. So I tried to have an open mind, seriously. The first side, I didn't hate. I know, faint praise. I felt the songs were slightly overstretched, but were tolerable, pleasant enough. I still don't get the affection for Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (by the by, that is a genuinely annoying use of parentheses after the title: Annie Lennox clearly says "these", especially since it rhymes with "seas" in the song). But when Jennifer came on, I found myself genuinely liking it: a sinister, minimalist, impressionistic murder ballad. So I began hoping that the second half would continue in this unsettling trend: synthpop has always been an excellent vehicle for the macabre. Nope, the next song This is the House is horrible! It's really, comically bad! An unwitting self-parody that's also the lamest attempt of a Bowie impersonator attempting funk, with added sound effects. This is outrageous! This is contagious! This was released as a single! Then, on the next song, Somebody Told Me, Annie Lennox THREATENS TO RAP. She doesn't, but she really indulges the hip-hop inflections in the chorus. With that, you can really taste your anus at the back of your tongue. The last song is a meandering and really dull bit of real dullness, conning itself that an epic closer is reducible only to length. So, can I condemn an album for three weak tracks at the end? Yes, I can. Imagine a chef offers to prepare you a meal. The first half consists of a passable, slightly stodgy stew. You feel a little bloated, not too impressed, but not inclined to complain. Then, they offer a delicate lemon and honey sorbet as a palate cleanser, and they get the sharp and sweet balance exactly right. But at the end, the chef clambers onto the table, lowers his strides and does a massive, stinky poo right onto your plate. What would you remember, the stew or the poo?

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Not for me very minimalist 80s new wave. Few good songs (sweet dreams stands out) otherwise pretty boring.

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odd, trance, not similar

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Muzyka elektroniczna musi stanowic lwia czesc tej listy, bo jest to kolejny elektroniczny albumik z ery wszech synthowego popu nowej ery, bo plyta z 83, ktorej nawet jesli sie nie slyszalo, to kojarzy chocby z tytulu, bo sweet dreams jest tak wykatowanym utworem, ktory byl chyba wszedzie, ze zdziwilbym sie jesli ktos by go nie kojarzyl, co do samej bandy, a raczej wyspiarskiego duetu Eurythmics, tworza go pani Annie Lennox, ktora odpowiada za czesci wokalne i pan David A. Stewart, ktory wraz z pokaznym personelem technicznym tworzy synthowe kompozycje, chociaz tez woklanie sie udziela, ale na ile nie jestem w stanie stwierdzic przez androgenicznosc wokali sprzedawanych przez Lennox, co do liryki to jest ona przypisana duetowi, wiec typowo popowo jest o niczym w klimatach romansu, chociaz sam duet, ktory zaczynal jako romantyczna para juz sie rozpadl po okresie burzliwej milosci, co jednak nie przeszkodzilo w stworzeniu tak komercyjnie udanego krazka, wspomniana androgenicznosc wydaje sie byc motywem przewodnim teledyskow tej plyty, caly album na swoja wersje video, wiec 42 minuty materialu filmowego, ktory tylko utwierdza w tym przekonaniu, bo przed odsluchem kojarzylem tylko specyficzny teledysk sweet dreamsowy, reszta nie jest wcale mniej specyficzna, dreamsy wiec leca na plejke, jako cos co definiuje eurythmiki, a sam odsluch strasznie wymeczony, zwlaszcza te bardziej ambitne kawalki, jak jennifer czy i have got an angel ktore ida nawet w noisowe synthy, wiec juz troche mniej popowo niz standard plyty

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overrated song meh album

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Great álbum

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day three: 02/02/21

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sweet dreams is the only good song on here no cap

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