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Visage: Visage (Polydor PD-1-6304); Simple Minds: Empires and Dance (Zoom SPART1140)

Jim Green, Trouser Press, February 1981

BOTH THESE records explore the musical turf of brave new pop swathed in synthesizers and studio effects. Neither is quite a paradigm of such experimentation; Visage plays it enjoyably but a bit too safe, and Simple Minds evinces far more determination to be different than inspiration in accomplishing same.

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