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The B-52's
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: The B-52's
Title: B-52's
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Reprise / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992739726


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Alfredo V. from OSSINING, NY
Reviewed on 9/25/2013...
Excellent record! Full of energy.

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Undoubtably one of the msot creative pop albums ever
Zelie Nic | Pittsburgh | 11/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know if the B-52's thought they'd ever be heard outside of Athens, Georgia. But I'm so glad they were, and even if you don't like them, or think their music is too weird, an artist you do like may have been inspired by them including: John Lennon, who claimed that hearing this album made him want to record music again; and Kurt Cobain, who watched the B-52's on Saturday Night Live and was inspired.

And what was inspiring about the B-52's? They sounded familiar, and yet were unlike any band before them. Like the Cramps, the B-52's were high lords of low culture and were also influenced by 50/60's camp, surf and rockabilly music. The B-52's played toy insturments. They were fun, and they did it all on there own terms... for a while. The guitar, though famliarly surfy, had only four strings which were tuned to some bizarre tuning. And the guitar's rythym was... off the wall. There's a depth to the musicality that might not be apparent to those who are not listening to the music.

I had this tape as a kid and I listened to it so much that it became unlistenable; the tape ruined by so many plays. Check out the ultra-catchy "52 Girls" it's my personal favourite, but it also best incorporates the unique sound that defines these early records."
A genre of one
jcd | 05/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The thing about the B-52s, this album especially, is that though their reference points are obvious and ridiculous--old '50s sci-fi movies, bad high school dances-in-the-gym bands and, generally, a '50s TV sit-com view on the universe--the music they make out of all this junk is somehow absolutely original, brilliant and memorable. Right up there with the most inspired music of its day, from "Horses" to "The Clash." And, of course, total blissed-out dance madness to boot--which you can't really say about "Never Mind the Bollocks"..."