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Nico's dark and dour 1970 album Desertshore

Advantages: A great piece of mood music
Disadvantages: Too depressing for everyday play

While Nico was much better known for her work with the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol, she had a respectable solo music career before heavy duty drug abuse finally wore her down. I remember my sister seeing Nico about in Manchester in the early 1980’s ...

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Before Karaoke there were The Raincoats

Advantages: Timeless and simply groundbreaking
Disadvantages: None for me

...Riding on the crest of a DIY wave of punk and alternative musicians, the all woman The Raincoats arrived in the late 1970’s and quickly carved a small but indelible mark onto the tree of music. Saving Kurt Cobain I like The Raincoats as they al ...

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Marianne at her finest!

Advantages: Strong songs, gutsy, dirty, gritty, sleazy, well-arranged and performed
Disadvantages: Some people may find the very strong language too offensive

MUSICIANS: Diane Birch, Frankie Collins, Jim Cuomo, Guy Humphries, Joe Mavety, Maurice Pert, Barry Reynolds, Terry Stannard, Darryl Way, Steve Winwood, Steve York ALL VOCALS: Marianne Faithfull ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NB: This is a twea ...

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Evocative Landmark Album By Mick Jagger's Ex

Advantages: raunchy and emotional
Disadvantages: may be a liitle dark for some

This is such a classic album from the late 70's (1979:re-release 1989) that I'm very surprised nobody has written a review on it yet. If you haven't got it in your collection or, worse, have never heard it check it out. If you've got a soul you'll be move ...

bigush 19.12.2006 · Read full review
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A Reflection Of Life

Advantages: Amazing sound, Amazing Lyrics, Amazing everything, Legend of an album
Disadvantages: NONE

A debut album written and produced followed by a second album "Closer" succeeding the death of its master. Ian Curtis (Frontman) may be dead although his work continues to live on making him an iconic legend of modern rock. A rockstars death is always t ...

hayama07 13.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division

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