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438 The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

The Review

Even though I own a number of the albums in the top 500 I set out to listen to all 500 albums using Apple music (or spotify). Boys Don't Cry doesn't exist on Apple music (Not in the UK at the time of writing anyway). However all of the studio versions of the tracks were available on other albums. (Boys Don't Cry was released as an alternate version of the band's 1979 debut album Three Imaginary Boys with a slightly different track list so a majority of the tracks were on Three Imaginary Boys).

One track that was not on Apple music in studio form was "Killing an Arab" but it was still available on the "Concert: The Cure Live " album so in the end I did manage to build a playlist the just about represented the album.

Anyway after all that how was the actual album? I am a huge Cure fan so of course I thought it was brilliant :-)

Favourite Track: Subway Song

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.
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439 Sam Cooke - Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963

The Review

Party Music at it's absolute best ... enough said.

Favourite Track: Bring It On Home To Me

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.
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440 The Pogues - Rum Sodomy and The Lash

The Review

I have a sort of love hate relationship with The Pogues based on my ever swinging opinion of Shane MacGowan. There times when I see him as a genius (musically) and then other times as a idiotic drunk who just happened to get lucky.

However with that said it is pretty hard to listen to this album and not swing towards the genius side of the argument.

Favourite Track: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.
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441 Suicide - Suicide

The Review

When I saw this album was next up I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to it. However it turned out to be pretty darn good.

For me this album had the same feel as The Jesus and Mary Chain's , Psychocandy album only will a grunge electronics rather than grunge guitar.

The tracks worked together as a piece of work while each being different enough to hold their own.

Favourite Track: Cheree

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.
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442 Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

The Review

This was a pretty quirky album. It has some pretty interesting tracks especially the funky interpretation of the Rolling Stones "I can't get no satisfaction".

I think this an album you need to listen to a number of times before coming to any real conclusions about as I can imagine many of the songs are the type of songs that grow on you over time.

Overall this was an enjoyable album that I am sure will just get better with each listen

Favourite Track: Satisfaction

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.
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