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Solid State Survivor
Solid State Survivor
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
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2003 reissue of the Japanese progressive rock act's 1979 album. Epic.


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All Artists: Ymo
Title: Solid State Survivor
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 10/6/2003
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Far East & Asia, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
2003 reissue of the Japanese progressive rock act's 1979 album. Epic.

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L. Hooper | Baltimore, Maryland | 06/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lighten up.
Ignore the sad clown at the top. Judging music based on the production technology used at the time of it's recording is an obvious sign of ignorance and one of the pitfalls of dealing with many electronic music fans ($$$$) in general. For those of us who understand context and know how to have a good time, this album is a gem. The sound of the production on this album gives it a timelessness and the overall character of this group, specifically this album, is wonderfully idiosyncratic and just can't be replicated. There are a few filler tracks, sure. Maybe two at the most. If that bothers you, you probably need to be reminded that this is YMO and not Stockhausen. If you're looking for a landmark synthpop album... BUY IT. If you like it, give Naughty Boys a chance. It sounds a lot different, but it's a welcomed runner up."
Important album
Lovblad | Geneva, Switzerland | 08/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While as usual not everything is first rate, and also some of this album has aged quite a bit, it is one of the better and more essential YMO albums. They were quite innoveative at the time and should not be forgotten for what they were: one of the most innovative early synth groups that were working in the tradition of Kraftwerk."
Great synthpop album
Tornado boy | CA, USA | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"YMO is one of the pioneers of the synthpop as well as Kraftwerk and Devo. "Solid State Survivor" is considered to be the most famous album of them. Although it was released almost 25 yeas ago, you will never feel it old-fashoned. There is a story related to this album. Although Michael Jackson offered YMO to cover "Behind the Mask", YMO refused. Later, YMO regretted because it would be included in "Thriller" the mega hit album. In 1986, "Behind the Mask" was covered by Eric Clapton with Michael Jackson's lyrics."