Just a bit Meh.
Musically Magnificent. Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards at their funkiest.
Catchy pop, and 2 obvious hits, but I just cannot stand her voice. No denying Lauper's influence on 80's punk /synth pop, and doing girl power WAAAAAY before the spice girls were manufactured, but too many cover versions over original material ranks its down for me
Magnificent. A masterpiece. Not sure how I have never listened to this album before.
Decent Debut. Solid enough 60's/70's psychedelia inspired songs, with the title track being the stand out. Preferred the follow up: "Mama Said" if I am totally honest though
Love New Order. Low Life bridges the Punk to Synth/techno sides of Post Curtis Joy Division brilliantly. Musically hypnotic, layered and multi faceted. An excellent album
Pleasant enough Folk/Jazz album, but lacks anything that really gripped my attention or was memorable enough to want to listen again.
Loved this - An amazing mix of Downbeat dance, synths and ambient vocals. A truly outstanding album that I will return to again.
Never been a thrash metal fan - but was really won over with this album - soaring guitar solos, magnificent guitar harmonies, driving bass and some amazing drumming - let down by frankly silly vocals unfortunately
Nope - not for me.
Interesting but not really my thing
Not sure why there is so much negativity around this album - Yes, it lifts from the Beatles, Bowie and 70's synth/pop/disco - Obviously Time To Pretend, Kids and Electric Feel were huge hits and even now sound just as good as they did. But the rest of the album, though not hitting those heights, is still solid enough
Great production and a couple of stand out tracks - but 50% meh - Didn't really hold my attention for the whole album I'm afrraid
Really enjoyed this album - definitely needs to be listened to in order - Cheeky, sexual lyrics delivered in a smooth Lounge style, almost Roger Moore James Bond like. Tongue in cheek, but also witty. I had liked the singles that I had heard previously from Devine Comedy, but never delved any deeper into albums and this was a really good listen
If Dylan had entered BGT or whatever TV show that tries to find the next big star, then he'd not make it past the auditions with his nasal intonation, yet this is a brilliant album - his poetic lyrics weave and intertwine with the music. Humorous, ironic, or serious contemporary commentary - it is all there - and is as relevant now as it was when it was released. Timeless.
Love this album. I always felt that the Manics flew under the radar for most people, but this and The Holy Bible are peak Manic Street Preachers. Cannot fault a single track.
Chilled and Mellow - better than I expected but became repetitive and I found my attention waning near the end - The Fun Lovin' Criminal and Scooby Snacks are the stand-out tracks, with King of New York being a particular favourite for me
Funky Jazz and Samba Rhythms. Put a smile on my face and I found myself wishing I spoke Portuguese so that I could join in - A remarkable album which I will definitely return to