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Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation (Mercury SRM-1-1186)

Stephen Demorest, Rolling Stone, 20 October 1977

LIKE THE good-bad characters in its songs, Thin Lizzy is no better than it should be. Catering to the moderate-hard-rock mainstream, the band's music has changed remarkably little over the last five albums: a scrappy, often insouciant blend of cantering melodies, crunching chords and colorful arrangements. If the members of Lizzy are not particularly innovative, they do explore their chosen territory with uncommon flair, polishing their reliable style a little more each year. As a result, Bad Reputation is a fine, solid album.

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