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Galaxie 500 – On Fire

Galaxie 500 – On Fire       Ned Raggett: ‘Having already made a fine account of themselves on Today, the three members of Galaxie 500 got even better with On Fire, recording another lovely classic of late ’80s rock. As with all the band’s work, Kramer once again handles the production, the perfect person […]

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Phil Collins – …But Seriously

Phil Collins – …But Seriously       Geoff Orens: ‘Spawning four hit singles, But Seriously topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. While pursuing much of the same formula as on No Jacket Required, there was also a move toward more organic production as Collins abandoned some of the drum machines and […]

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Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love

Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love        Stanton Swihart: ‘Along with Songs from the Big Chair, Tears For Fears – The Seeds Of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late ’80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade’s more ambitious pop groups. But at […]

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The The – Mind Bomb

The The – Mind Bomb Passionate, insanely evocative and provocative, Matt Johnson’s The The create their masterpiece, ‘Mind Bomb’, with the help of ex-The Smith’s genius guitarist/songwriter, Johnny Marr. It manages to achieve the accomplishment of not only being The The’s best album, but one of the best complete works of music of both the […]

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George Harrison – Best of Dark Horse

George Harrison – Best of Dark Horse Best of Dark Horse 1976–1989 is George Harrison’s second official compilation album and was released in 1989. It follows up on both his successful comeback album Cloud Nine in 1987 and the Harrison-led Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 the following year, also a big seller. George material. Favorites of […]

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Peter Gabriel – The Last Temptation Of Christ

Peter Gabriel – The Last Temptation Of Christ AMG Review: Passion is in actuality Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, retitled as a result of legal barriers; regardless of its name, however, there’s no mistaking the record’s stirring power. Like much of Gabriel’s solo work, the album is […]

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The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Since the Stone Roses were the nominal leaders of Britain’s “Madchester” scene — an indie rock phenomenon that fused guitar pop with drug-fueled rave and dance culture — it’s rather ironic that their eponymous debut only hints at dance music. What made […]

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Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood

      Alex Henderson: ‘Mötley Crüe’s albums were a lot like episodes of Married with Children — they may not be great works of art, but they can be darn entertaining. With Bob Rock serving as producer, the L.A. headbangers savored the joys of trashy, unapologetically decadent fun on Dr. Feelgood — an album […]

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Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost

      Lindsay Planer: ‘Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost includes music used in Let’s Get Lost (1989), the Bruce Weber directed biopic centering on the tragic life and times of the West Coast cool jazz icon Chet Baker (trumpet/vocal). As was the case during many of Baker’s final sessions, the artist performs with […]

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UB40 – Labour of Love II

UB40 – Labour of Love II  UB40 – Labour of Love II is the ninth album and second covers album by UB40, released in 1989. The album contained two Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hits – “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” peaked at #7, “The Way You Do the Things You Do” peaked […]

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The Durutti Column – Vini Reilly

“The Durutti Column – Vini Reilly AMG review:The Durutti Column – Vini Reilly:  Less of an intentionally confusing title than might be thought,  Vini Reilly for all intents and purposes is Durutti no matter the changes through the years — Vini Reilly does signal another new phase of the band’s work, moving into a full […]

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Pixies – Doolittle

Pixies – Doolittle       Heather Phares:  ‘After 1988’s brilliant but abrasive Surfer Rosa, the Pixies’ sound couldn’t get much more extreme. Their Elektra debut, Pixies – Doolittle , reins in the noise in favor of pop songcraft and accessibility. Producer Gil Norton’s sonic sheen adds some polish, but Black Francis’ tighter songwriting focuses […]

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