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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it even if you haven't heard it., 13 Jan 2009
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Mr. P. M. Coombs "Coombs" (Leeds, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Only Ones (Audio CD)
Underrated or overated?...regardless, this only ones album is a must have due to it's melodic flow and poignant and sometimes incredibly meaningful yet simple lyrics. It's a complete yet succinct album. The famous 'Another girl, Another planet' is a great tune but overshadowed by the quality of the rest of the album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Space travel's in my blood, 30 Oct 2008
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P. Gibson "Ageless New Romantic" (Switzerland) - See all my reviews
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I have yet to forgive Blink 182 for covering 'Another Girl, Another Planet' but then again perhaps it will help inspire a new generation to explore the work of one of the standout fringe-punk bands of the era? What really made The Only Ones special is that they could actually play a really tight set live and this knowledge helps one appreciate how good the studio albums are. I doubt if there were two many takes - just play it like we would on tour and get it down on an 8-track! Another Girl, may be the best song the Only Ones ever recorded but unfortunately this is definitely not the best collection. There is just a bit too much slow stuff going on for my liking. However, it's well worth persisting with because it finishes with two great songs. 'No Peace For The Wicked' is a down tempo number but it is light on instrumentation and gives the listener a chance to appreciate Peter Perret's unique slightly-vexed sounding vocals accompanied by a light but catchy guitar riff. The Immortal Story is a belting number to finish off with and gives us a taste of what is to come on 'Even Serpents Shine' - good tempo, inventive instrumentation and a double-dose of Perret vocals. If you're only going to buy one Only Ones CD, get a compilation. However, it's fantastic that you can get all of the three original studio LPs on CD and it's well worth completing the collection!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the debut album that spawned the non-hit another girl, another planet!, 7 Feb 2009
This review is from: The Only Ones (Audio CD)
There are a lot of songs to be considered on this album that shouldn't be just know for spawning the non-hit another girl,another planet as the angelic, cheek boned Perret whines and shines through "the whole of the law" a story on heroin abuse to the other "the immortal story".

had they come out around 1967 they woud have got some fair treatment but came out too late and head first into the snot and spit dominated era of punk where their debut album was criminally overlooked by the press and critics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars influential music, 9 Jun 2009
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the "only ones",probably one of the most influential pre&post punk groups ever. this is based on the statistics of later bands,during the mid 1990's until the present time,many well known bands such as the sex pistols/blur/etc,have said in so many interviews,just how big a part, Peter Perret&the only ones have been such a huge influence on post punk music.the only ones are definitely on parr with, iggy pop,new york dolls etcetera. 5 stars is my rating, so rare it is now 2 hear an album 4 the first time, and 2 enjoy after one listen, i feel that is enough 2 warrant 5 stars. JUST BUY IT. IF UR NOT SURE,LISTEN 2 A SAMPLE! U wont b disappointed
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