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Special View
Only Ones
Special View
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered reissue of 1979 album with original artwork packaged in a tri-fold digipak. CBS. 2004.

      
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All Artists: Only Ones
Title: Special View
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 12/29/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074643619929

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Digitally remastered reissue of 1979 album with original artwork packaged in a tri-fold digipak. CBS. 2004.

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Yet another great band doomed to obscurity
Roy Pearl | Vancouver, BC | 03/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Only Ones were immortalized by the single "Another Girl, Another Planet", but this compilation of the best moments from the band's first two British albums ("The Only Ones" and "Even Serpents Shine") proved they were far more than one hit wonders. Peter Perrett's vocals were saturated with a weird, ...charisma, lacking in neither melody nor emotion even though he sounded like the sulky, pockmarked kid contemplating suicide in the back corner of the classroom. The band behind him was made up of (if you'll excuse the term) professional musicians - stubborn old musos with enough chops and experience to defiantly inject drama and subtlety into the simple three-chord-bamalama of late 70's punk. Consequently - and quite naturally - the Only Ones were exiles of their own era, never fitting in to any flavor-of-the-month scene or hyped sub-genre. In other words: rock & roll."
Power pop fun
C. Chambers | Greensboro, NC USA | 03/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I really dig this record for two reasons: it's fun and it's really catchy. The singer kind of sounds like Steve Shelley of the Buzzcocks with nasal cojestion, but it's great. This is one of those records that great to listen to in the car on a warm sunny day with all the windows down. It's a great, catchy, feel good, post punk/power pop album. Highly recommended."
Great band, shame about the selection
Joe Burger | DC | 05/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Terrific band - best Heroin music this side of Lou Reed: all of Reed's power, but a lot more bounce. The reviewer who thinks the band is all "Another Girl, Another Planet" should try listening to "Creature of Doom" which is unaccountably not on this collection."