Ivan Antunovic

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (10 of 15)


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We Too Are One ~ Eurythmics
We Too Are One ~ Eurythmics
A Eurythmics new album was always an object of anticipation. As a kid I devoured "Touch" and "Sweet Dreams", and was very thrilled knowing about other albums that happen to appear later on - "1984" (which was probably the least appealing to me at the time due its confrontational, dark overtones) and especially "Be Yourself Tonight". Then along came "Revenge" and of course, the pinnacle of their creativity, "Savage" - the latter ticked-off by most critics but deservedly loved and respected by the fans (myself included). Sadly, anticipation wasn't the term I can use regarding "We Too Are One". After "Savage", this one was the unexpected let-down. Many novelties happened at the time (take one… Read more
Sweet Dreams [DELUXE DIGIPACK] ~ Eurythmics
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Every once in a while I get tempted to write my own book on being (and remaining) so (over)fascinated with this album. However, the lack of time lets me do nothing more than raving about it online, and this review is no exception.

The main reason, Eurythmics definitely comprised two unlikely elements - cold electronics and soulful melody - blending them together with such ease, the fascination grows even more, everytime I put this particular record on. Yes, this is very 1983 and in a way some will insist on how dated "Sweet Dreams" sounds but in this datedness there is so much that paved way to modern techno-pop music, one simply cannot resist but to fall for the beauty and the… Read more
Visage ~ Visage
Visage ~ Visage
Visage is a respectful group for all of its production skills - sadly, these skills are somewhat wasted with every next album of theirs (with 'The Anvil' they reached their creative peak while with 'Beat Boy' the group - or whoever left from it - rapidly tumbled down as the underground synth-wave experienced a certain mainstream overexposure).

Of course, this, their debut album remains a masterpiece for it manages to mix kitch with art and back, and all that with finely tuned sense of humour. At times when you hear basic modern rock that dominates most of the material, 'Visage' blends it with raging synthetic fuel respectfully, and while most of it screams '1980', the album still… Read more