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The Eagles: Desperado (Asylum)

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 26 May 1973

IT IS ARGUABLE that the test of a fine example of any genre is to consider the extent to which it transcends its category. Our own particular sphere of interest – rockanroll – is subject to a considerable number of classifications and sub-classifications, and one particular school that I've always found particularly resistible is that sugary confection generally referred to as country rock.

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