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Pat Metheny Group – American Garage

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Pat Metheny Group - American Garage       Richard S. Ginell: 'The back liner photo gives the impression of a grungy Midwestern garage band, but no, that doesn't describe this sophisticated jazz-rock quartet, which wa...

Dave Edmunds – Repeat When Necessary

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Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: 'Recorded simultaneously with Nick Lowe's Labour of Lust, Dave Edmunds' Repeat When Necessary continues the winning streak of Get It and Tracks on W...

Rickie Lee Jones – Rickie Lee Jones Album

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      William Ruhlmann: 'With her expressive soprano voice employing sudden alterations of volume and force, and her lyrical focus on Los Angeles street life, Rickie Lee Jones comes on like the love child of Laura Nyr...

UFO – Strangers In The Night

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UFO - Strangers In The Night       Greg Prato: 'Unfortunately, this concert album is often overlooked when discussions of the great live rock albums of the '70s arise. UFO's Strangers in the Night deserves to be righ...

Motörhead – Overkill

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Motörhead - Overkill Jason Birchmeier: 'Motörhead's landmark second album, Overkill, marked a major leap forward for the band, and it remains one of their all-time best, without question. In fact, some fans consider ...

Stiff little fingers – Inflammable material

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Stiff little fingers - Inflammable material 'Thom Jurek' One more time Restless Records, in association with Ryko, trot out the first three Stiff Little Fingers albums for reissue (Inflammable Material, Nobody's Hero...

Thin lizzy – The Black Rose

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Thin lizzy - The Black Rose Greg Prato 'Black Rose: A Rock Legend would prove to be Thin Lizzy's last true classic album (and last produced by Tony Visconti). Guitarist Brian Robertson was replaced by Gary Moore prio...

Motorhead – Bomber

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      Jason Birchmeier:  'Recorded in late summer 1979 and released by the end of the year, Bomber quickly followed up Overkill, Motörhead's landmark breakthrough album from earlier in the year. Bomber bears a lot in ...

Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady

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      'Ned Raggett': If Never Mind the Bollocks and London Calling are held up as punk masterpieces, then there's no question that Singles Going Steady belongs alongside them. In fact, the slew of astonishing seven-in...

Cheap Trick – Dream Police

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Cheap Trick - Dream Police Dream Police is the fourth studio album by Cheap Trick. It was released in 1979, and was their third release in a row produced by Tom Werman. It is the band's most commercially successful s...

Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

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      Unknown Pleasures is the debut studio album by English post-punk band Joy Division. It was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport in April 1979, with Martin Hannett as producer, and was released on 15 June ...

The B-52 – B-52

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      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: 'Even in the weird, quirky world of new wave and post-punk in the late '70s, the B-52's' eponymous debut stood out as an original. Unabashed kitsch mavens at a time when their peers were...

Buggles – The Age of Plastic

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Buggles - The Age of Plastic AMG review: The fun, quirky single "Video Killed the Radio Star" garnered The Buggles international attention in 1980, but it was just one of The Age of Plastic's fascinating, futuristic ...

The Cars – Candy-O

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The Cars - Candy-O       Greg Prato: ' Since the Cars had created a perfect album with their 1978 self-titled debut, it would be nearly impossible to top it. Instead of laboring long and hard over a follow-up like ma...

The Specials – The Specials

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The Specials - The Specials AMG Review: A perfect moment in time captured on vinyl forever, such is the Specials' eponymous debut album; it arrived in shops in the middle of October 1979 and soared into the U.K. Top ...

Bee Gees – Greatest

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Bee Gees - Greatest AMG  Review:  In its original form, this double-LP compilation was a very generous repackaging of four years' worth of hits and notable album tracks, plus the Andy Gibb-authored "(Our Love) Don't ...

Christopher Cross – Christopher Cross Album

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Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross Album AMG Review: Christopher Cross' debut was a huge hit and widely acclaimed, at least among industry professionals (critics didn't give it a second listen), leading to multi-p...

XTC – Drums And Wires

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XTC - Drums And Wires AMG Review: Following Go 2, keyboardist Barry Andrews left XTC and, rather than finding a replacement keyboard player, the band opted to recruit another guitarist (who could also play keyboards)...

AC/DC – Highway To Hell

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AC/DC - Highway To Hell       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: 'Of course, AC/DC - Highway To Hell is the final album AC/DC recorded with Bon Scott, the lead singer who provided the group with a fair share of its signature s...

Gang Of Four – Entertainment!

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Gang Of Four - Entertainment!       Andy Kellman: 'Entertainment! is one of those records where germs of influence can be traced through many genres and countless bands, both favorably and unfavorably. From groups wh...

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