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Top 10 albums of all time
on 15 December 2005
Please ignore the slightly superficial comments from the other reviewers. This is, no doubt, one of the top 10 80s albums. It ranks up there with the best from Duran, Simple Minds et al. It has all the killer ingredients that made 80s pop so powerful. Namely, outstanding production with great depth and subtlety, cracking tunes, soaring vocals and great instrumentation (the slap bass is something special). How this album became overlooked at the time is beyond me.
It's clear that (Feels Like) Heaven (go on the brackets) is an all-time classic but do not think that the rest of the album disappoints. If you appreciate your 80s pop then there is no need to flick through a single track. Ghost of Love has a driving slap bass and super guitar riff, the title track is a soaring piece of emotional pop and Heart and Mind has the kind of high-hat work that Roger Taylor would be proud of.
Buy with confidence - this album deserves all the recognition it can get. It's up there with the Ward Brothers as the great lost album of the 80s.