Album Reviews of the 80s
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The Blue Nile, "A Walk Across the Rooftops"
Review by: Mr. Media
The Blue Nile are unfortunately one of the most lauded groups in pop music. Between infrequent recordings and disinformation, they have developed the image of magical musicians who release albums only when they are pitch perfect. That is a lie. The truth is that the band have struggled to equal this debut's balanced mix. Their follow-ups have been extreme, either all acoustic or all electronic. Get this record and see what the buzz was about. Paul Buchanan's vocals soar over P. Moore's synthesizers and Robert Bell's solid bass. They take urban life and put it in poetic terms. What seemed mundane is given a romantic spin. While the LP ends with the sounds of trumpets and cars driving off in the rain, the listener will be in awe of the wide spaces and concrete images on this record. A 10 out of 10!
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