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A Classic album of the '80's - no contest!,
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This review is from: Love (Audio CD)
As the 'Classic Albums' DVD's and the TV programmes also showing them on the Biography Channel testify, every band, despite other releases being excellent/superb, seem to have one barnstorming album which fires it into the 'classic' status. And 'Love' is another one which desperately needs adding to this 'Classic Albums' series and that 'rock hierarchy' status it so richly deserves. It probably seems tragically unfair to other would-be guitarists (or even the famous)that Billy Duffy was blessed with so many 'to-die-for-riffs' in his life, not only with The Cult as a whole, but moreso on this album. I mean, 'She Sells Sanctuary' is just so darned haunting, and its sales and now legendary status on the outside of this album make this worth adding to the collection for this track alone. And yes, it is haunting, and then it quite simply just 'goes-for-it;' and Ian Astbury's lyrics might not actually mean diddley-squat, but it doesn't matter; they're simply oh-so-right for this song. But as it was a single please don't pick it out as 'the one to play,' the whole album and every song on it classic and gem-like in its entirety. A 'must-buy' for every self-respecting rock fan, no contest!