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Flock of Seagulls
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Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Flock of Seagulls
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music Club Records
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5014797291140

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A Very Thorough Yet Still Lacking Retrospective
Rocknscrolls | Calgary, AB Canada | 12/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Of all their 'Greatest Hits' compilations available, this no doubt is the best of them all. Included are their big hits- I RAN, SPACE AGE LOVE SONG, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, etc. But also some of their later songs (IT'S NOT ME TALKING, THE MORE YOU LIVE THE MORE YOU LOVE, WHO'S THAT GIRL [SHE'S GOT IT], WISHING...) are all worthy of honourable mention. The only titles that, in my opinion, could have easily been replaced are the likes of NIGHTMARES, COMMITTED, LIVING IN HEAVEN, and WINDOWS. Other catchy tracks from perhaps their debut album (MESSAGES, YOU CAN RUN, DON'T ASK ME, + STANDING IN THE DOORWAY) could better have been their substitutes. Even better yet, had they all together been combined, no future 'Best Of' could have come near it's match. As it remains, however, the final star of this hits collection and review is better shining somewhere off into eternity..."
Most of the best of AFOS, plus some questionable choices
Michael Ropp | Brookings, SD USA | 01/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was in high school when AFOS's first album was released, and being a synth junkie I fell in love with the quirky band immediately. AFOS was a highly influential band, albeit a short-lived one, and this disc has many of their best. This import version also contains "Windows", an excellent little tune that was only released in the US as the B side of "Space Age Love Song" and is thus very hard to find. I particularly like "Nightmares", "Transfer Affection", the instrumental "DNA", and "It's Not Me Talking". Unfortunately, there are also some of AFOS's later songs on here, when they were trying to sound more like New Order than New Order did. Example: "Who's That Girl"."
guido esposito | Italy | 03/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A new wave group with a lot of rock influence: songs like "Never Again", "Space age L.S.", "The more you live", "Wishing" makes them the Roxy Music of the 80's (as far as there was P.Reynolds on guitar). Plus "Telecommunication" is way post punk, and "It's not me talking" would make happy any Cure's fan; if you like synths,drum machines as well as guitars and you're looking for romantic melodies & lyrics DON'T MISS THIS CD"