16 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title track to Eurythmics' second album is so fiercely iconic, it threatens to render its other nine tracks redundant. But it’d be criminal to overlook the record that transformed Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart from former post-punks to global phenomenon: Lennox excels at white soul and stentorian come-ons laced with queer intrigue—a predatory, dangerous vibe powered by Stewart’s analog synths and then-trailblazing drum machines. One stunning outlier is “Jennifer,” a glacial song of eerie devotion that anticipated dream pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title track to Eurythmics' second album is so fiercely iconic, it threatens to render its other nine tracks redundant. But it’d be criminal to overlook the record that transformed Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart from former post-punks to global phenomenon: Lennox excels at white soul and stentorian come-ons laced with queer intrigue—a predatory, dangerous vibe powered by Stewart’s analog synths and then-trailblazing drum machines. One stunning outlier is “Jennifer,” a glacial song of eerie devotion that anticipated dream pop.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

GargoyleCyn ,

Their Best Album

From the first song to every one there after, it proves over and over again what a great album this is. Love is a Stranger, Wrap It Up Scritti Politti style, This is the house, The Walk some of my favs that usually get a repeat whenever they randomly come up on my Ipod during shuffle..

kitty_cat_7 ,

:)

sweet dreams are made of these
who am i to disagree
traveled the world
and the seven seas
everybody's
lookin' for something

:)

callingitlikeiseeit ,

Original Album 5 stars, this re-issue 2 stars

The original album is a masterpiece, a touchstone of electronic pop. This reissue leaves much to be desired. The quirky B-side "Monkey Monkey" is a poorly mastered, obvious needle drop (you can actually HEAR the needle being dropped onto vinyl and it's scratchy and thin sounding - they couldn't find the original analogue tape?) There are no mixes, extended versions or any other B-sides from the original release period. The "modern" remixes are horrible. A truly wasted opportunity.

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