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Don't Throw Stones

THE SPORTS

1979

Don't Throw Stones
Album Summary

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Don't Throw Stones is the second studio album by Australian rock and pop band The Sports, released in February 1979. The album peaked at number 9 on the Australian Kent Music Report and was certified gold. In 2010, the album was listed at number 51 on the 100 Best Australian Albums.

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Rating

2.88

Votes

73

Genres

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • New Wave

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Tue Jan 09 2024
4

Fun listen. Thanks for suggesting.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
4

Never heard of them before, but they've instantly become one of my favorite Australian bands. They hit the spot somewhere between Nick Lowe and Joe Jackson. Cracker of an album. Cheers mate.

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Sat Jan 27 2024
4

A fun new wave album - if the list wasn't already inundated with stuff like this I'd probably be a bit more invested. 7/10

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Sat Jan 27 2024
4

7/10. Oh, forgot to rate this the day I listened to it, but it was pretty cool.

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Tue Feb 20 2024
4

Pretty genereic, but enjoyable

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Mon Feb 26 2024
4

I hadn't heard of this band before, but after a single listen it's clear that these songs stack up favorably with popular music of the time, e.g. Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Squeeze. The songs are catchy but not simplistic, well-produced but not over-produced. Surprising and disappointing that they weren't more well known. 4 stars.

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Mon Mar 25 2024
4

Always open to new suggestions. If they have this great look, even better. If it's a reference that belongs to the best years of pop music, how life could be better? :) I didn't know this Australian band. And it's not going to change my life either. But I loved it. A fresh, catchy, positive album... belonging to such creative years that it seems like nothing could go wrong

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Fri Nov 10 2023
3

Enjoyable from this Yank, but not super memorable. Never heard of this band or any of the songs before. Kind of dug "Hit Single" and "Who Listens to the Radio".

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Fri Nov 10 2023
3

Good Aussie rock, not on the level of bands like Icehouse or INXS but still alright. Recognise a few tracks from drinking with older mates over the years. 3/5.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
3

This lively new wave would be far too easy to miss without help; Thanks! With tongue firmly in cheek, the Sports barrel forward with a vocal affect which predicts Nick Cave.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
3

It's fine, brought down by the late 70s/early 80s production.

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Wed Jan 24 2024
3

A good album, but I wonder what was new about it compared to its contemporaries.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
3

New to me. Stylistically kind of all over the map - I found all of it reasonably enjoyable buy as an album it didn't quite come together.

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Tue Jan 30 2024
3

A late 70s / early 80s post punk / new wave album?? Was this added by our author??? It wasn’t these guys are Australian not UK. but sound-wise in the ballpark of the 1001 post punk album list

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Fri Feb 02 2024
3

C’est pas mauvais, ca sonne bien mais ca fait deux fois je recommence l’album et je me rend pas a la fin. Ca sonne beaucoupnpareil tout le long. 3

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Sat Mar 30 2024
3

The Sports had untill today never before crossed my path, but I immediately like their sound. Elvis Costello meets Joe Jackson. Maybe not as memorable, yet still an enjoyable listen.

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Sat Apr 20 2024
3

Good energetic rock n roll (not punk)

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Wed Jan 24 2024
2

It's enjoyable I guess, they've got some undeniable charisma, but I get nothing out of it that I don't get from other bands I enjoy more. I feel like this is the exact type of album that this list is already far too full of.

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Tue Jan 30 2024
2

Wow this was so dull and basic and vaguely 80s that I'm shocked this artist isn't on the real list 5+ times

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Sun Apr 21 2024
4

Very good. Never heard of them but it's aged superbly.

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Sat May 18 2024
2

Jangly New Wave that resembles Elvis Costello but more chill. It's less adventurous with a focus on catchy melodies. Produced well and inoffensive, with a few highlights in the first half. Plenty of weak songs in the latter half that offer no more than a gimmick to stand out. Favorites: Suspicious Minds, Don't Throw Stones, Thru the Window

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