Album Reviews of the 80s

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Big Country, "The Crossing" / 1983 Review by: Daniel Arkin
The album that started it all: bagpipes, ebows, huge drums, big vocals, checked shirts. Out of step with the reigning plinky synth-poppers, here was a band that wove twin-guitar intricacies, melodic basslines & passionate vocals into a classic debut that reeked of Highland mist & mystery. A refuge from drum-machines & inane lyrics, "The Crossing" is rock music of strength, hope, & thought.

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