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Average White Band: The Average White Band: Person To Person

Review by Tony Stewart, NME, 8 January 1977

WELCOME BACK the musically credible and eminently excellent Average White Band with this defiant poke in the ear for all those people who seven months ...

Eurythmics: Revenge

Review by Biba Kopf, NME, 5 July 1986

THEY PICK dreams like they were pockets, these market research trained thieves, respray them in glitter and, even before the paint's properly dry, they're selling ...

Nick Lowe: Jesus Of Cool

Review by Nick Kent, NME, 25 February 1978

THERE'S NO-ONE lower than Nick, it's been said, and here's the booty to bear that out. ...

Kate Bush: Lionheart

Review by Ian Penman, NME, 25 November 1978

Grrrrnrrhhhh!!! Repressed reviewer laments a bird and her bush ...

Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures (Factory)

Review by Max Bell, NME, 14 July 1979

JUST WHEN the year's vitality was threatening to be expunged by a non-stop parade of rehashed fashions, 'ordinary geezers' with French Riviera yachts and the ...

Iggy Pop and James Williamson: Kill City (Radar Records)

Review by Nick Kent, NME, 28 January 1978

WELL, IT'S finally out and yup, disregarding the shoddy cover, it's a great album. ...

Neu!: Neu: Neu '75

Review by Andy Gill, NME, 21 July 1979

IF I WERE to tell you that a record you've probably never heard of was the album that David Bowie's been trying to make these ...

Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band: Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 21 January 1978

AND WELCOME back the Bosstown Sound! That's Boston USA, spelled B-O-S-S-T-O-W-N, home of the J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, The Modern Lovers (sort of) and now…Willie ...

Karla Bonoff, Kate Bush: Kate Bush: The Kick Inside; Karla Bonhoff: Karla Bonhoff

Review by Bob Woffinden, NME, 25 February 1978

THOUGH ON the surface just another member of the incestuous West Coast singing/songwriting sisterhood, Karla Bonoff is different in one crucial respect — she isn't ...

Boomtown Rats: The Fine Art Of Surfacing (Ensign)

Review by Paul Rambali, NME, 20 October 1979

The Rat Who Would Walk On Water ...

Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Review by Paul Morley, NME, 18 September 1982

ONETHIS RECORD is something of a glow. Whatever your preference you will find it memorable and instructive. Find its qualities and fix your place. Be ...

The Rolling Stones - Made in the Shade and Metamorphosis

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 28 June 1975

ECONOMICS: When a famous big-time rock and roll band reaches that particular special point in its year when it's time to pack the clean socks ...

Ian Hunter: An American Alien Boy

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 15 May 1976

THERE EXISTS A subtle difference between a tax exile and an expatriate. ...

X-Ray Spex: X-Ray-Spex: Germ Free Adolescents

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 18 November 1978

SMASH THE barriers and the truth shall make you free (as long as stocks last, anyway): barriers between humans and objects, between the natural (sic) ...

Harry Nilsson: Pussy Cats

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 31 August 1974

Rock verite — the Beatrix Potter way ...

Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Get Happy!! (F-Beat)

Review by Paul Rambali, NME, 16 February 1980

ON AN otherwise typical day late last October, Elvis Costello strolled through the door of London’s Rock On record shop in Camden Town, the oldies ...

Lou Reed: Coney Island Baby

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 24 January 1976

ARGUABLY, THERE IS no more exciting rock artist to listen to than one whose time has come; one whose art (not to mention attitude, appearance, ...

The Kinks: Preservation Act 2

Review by Ian MacDonald, NME, 3 August 1974

THE MAIN OBSTACLE between a rock song-writer and Major Form (as ye olde musickologists have it) is Objectivity. ...


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