Category Archives: Simple Minds

Top 10 British Synth-Pop Albums

Britain in the 1970s, when bloated supergroups and progressive rock bands roamed the Earth, young pioneers obsessed by European experimental music like Kraftwerk, punk’s attitude, and Bowie’s glam-rock and icy Berlin-trilogy, were distilling these influences and dreaming of a future … Continue reading

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#10: Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years (1989)

There is a case to be made for Simple Mind’s highbrow credibility found on their most arty LP Street Fighting Years. Big melodramatic anthems, impassioned Gothic vocals both stirring and bombastic, sit alongside subtle moving ballads and icy melodrama. While never reaching … Continue reading

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