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4.0 out of 5 stars Unfairly maligned!
Along with it's follow-up 'Interior Design', which is one of my favourite Sparks albums, 'Music That You Can Dance To' is unfairly maligned as having a dated 80s synth sound. Yes, it is a dated sound but so is glam rock and giorgiomoroder electronica. Get my point?

Let yourself go and you will enjoy it as great tunes and witty and clever lyrics are still very...
Published 19 months ago by K. J. Greenland

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3.0 out of 5 stars The perfect blending of sex and noise
Sandwiched between two mainstream pop albums in their discography, 1986's Music That You Can Dance To sees the Maels in a sonically adventurous mood, in some ways foreshadowing their highly original work in the '00s. The title track kicks things off in fine dancey form, followed by the huge cinematic sound of the Citizen Kane-influenced Rosebud. My other highlights...
Published 7 months ago by Tim


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4.0 out of 5 stars Unfairly maligned!, 25 Nov 2012
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K. J. Greenland "kevinthegerbil" (Cardiff, Wales) - See all my reviews
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Along with it's follow-up 'Interior Design', which is one of my favourite Sparks albums, 'Music That You Can Dance To' is unfairly maligned as having a dated 80s synth sound. Yes, it is a dated sound but so is glam rock and giorgiomoroder electronica. Get my point?

Let yourself go and you will enjoy it as great tunes and witty and clever lyrics are still very much apparent here as on every other Sparks album; well except maybe Balls!

This was Sparks' most dance album since No.1 In Heaven. Some tracks could be argued as being HI-NRG; the great title track, 'Fingertips' and the album's high point 'The Scene'. Great pop is also dominant on 'Rosebud', a rerecorded version of 'Armies of the Night', another highlight, from the Fright Night soundtrack which is very similar in style with the next album, and a rerecorded but slightly less quality version of a previous non-album single 'Modesty Plays'. Two more tracks; 'Shopping Mall Of Love', which features rare vocals from Ron, and 'Let's Get Funky' showed Sparks in a more experimental mood.

For your information, there were two versions of the album released; the classic live song 'Change' replaced 'Armies of the Night' in some territories. This version of the album The Best Of Sparks - Music That You Can Dance To [US Import] is still available and as far as I am aware is the only Sparks CD that contains 'Change' so it's best to buy both!!!

Turn up the volume as it's music that you can dance to and enjoy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The perfect blending of sex and noise, 24 Nov 2013
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Tim "Tim" (Belfast, Northern Ireland) - See all my reviews
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Sandwiched between two mainstream pop albums in their discography, 1986's Music That You Can Dance To sees the Maels in a sonically adventurous mood, in some ways foreshadowing their highly original work in the '00s. The title track kicks things off in fine dancey form, followed by the huge cinematic sound of the Citizen Kane-influenced Rosebud. My other highlights include the highly experimental Shopping Mall Of Love, which features spoken verses by Ron (his first vocals on a Sparks song if I remember correctly) and Modesty Plays, which was previously released as a single in a different version. Fans of No. 1 In Heaven and Sparks' more electronic albums will have a lot to enjoy here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great dance synths with interesting edge, 9 Feb 2013
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Revisiting missed Sparks albums and I have to say really like this. Great synth tracks lyrically challenging (what do you expect its Sparks) If you liked the No 1 song in heaven stuff this is its natural progression I recommend this album
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