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Foreigner – 4

Foreigner – 4 Eduardo Rivadavia: ‘Over the course of their first three late-’70s albums, Foreigner had firmly established themselves (along with Journey and Styx) as one of the top AOR bands of the era. But the band was still looking for that grand slam of a record that would push them to the very top […]

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Juju

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Juju AMG Review: One of the band’s masterworks, Juju sees Siouxsie and the Banshees operating in a squalid wall of sound dominated by tribal drums, swirling and piercing guitars, and Siouxsie Sioux’s fractured art-attack vocals. If not for John McGeoch’s marvelous high-pitched guitars, here as reminiscent of Joy Division as […]

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Iron Maiden – Killers

Iron Maiden – Killers Killers is the second album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 2 February 1981 in the UK, and 6 June 1981 in the US. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith and their last with vocalist Paul Di’Anno, who was sacked after problems with his stage […]

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Glenn Gould – Bach – Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 played by Glenn Gould The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. The […]

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Genesis – Abacab

Genesis – Abacab Genesis – Abacab, released in 1981, is the eleventh studio album by British band Genesis. It reached the top of the UK album charts, remaining in the charts for 27 weeks. In the US, the album sold over two million copies, and thus was certified double platinum by the RIAA AMG review:┬áDuke […]

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