[pop, new wave] (1985) Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen [FLAC,Tracks...

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  • Language English
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(1985) Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen




Review:
Prefab Sprout’s Steve McQueen is everything I could want in a “pop” album (as nebulous a term as that’s become): its production is super-pretty, its lyrics are literate and humorous without being condescending in the slightest, it’s fun to listen to, and there’s just something in the way lead singer and songwriter Paddy McAloon puts chords and melodies together that’s instantly gripping and gratifying. I sort of wish I could leave it at that and let all you lucky readers decide for yourself exactly what kind of amazing album Steve McQueen is (or, if you’re going to be that way, whether or not it’s amazing, or even good, at all), but professionalism beckons: this album’s excellence is immediate in the beginning of opening track “Faron Young,” which, incidentally, doesn’t really sound like anything else off the album. The track starts with twanging country guitars and rollicking drums, which the band cleverly invert to service their gorgeous adaptation of ‘80s pop. This is an album that feels slightly antiquated (on that note: you know those breathy vocal pads that are always in ‘80s pop songs" Those need to be brought back, stat.) but in the best way possible; it’s an album that takes the best aspects of the musical landscape that surrounds it and uses it to create something distinctly of its era and yet somehow timeless. This timelessness is a result of that inexplicable songwriterly skill I half-described in the first paragraph. Here, I must take the ultimate cop-out and simply urge you, the listener, to get the album and hear for yourself. Hear how the pummel of “Faron Young”’s chorus magically dissolves into the gorgeously lightweight chorus. Hear how “Hallelujah” flows through a hundred or so of the weirdest chord changes possible, yet somehow comes out hummable. Or how “Moving the River” deftly switches moods multiple times before finally ending on the triumphantly angelic title chorus. Steve McQueen is a subtle masterpiece; a nearly flawless convergence of gorgeous, smart pop songwriting and immediately pleasurable production that divides itself into eleven songs that are both distinct and also separated by a common thread of excellence.





Tracklist:
01. Faron Young 03:43
02. Bonny 03:47
03. Appetite 03:59
04. When Love Breaks Down 04:06
05. Goodbye Lucille #1 04:30
06. Hallelujah 04:19
07. Moving the River 03:57
08. Horsin’ Around 04:40
09. Desire As 05:19
10. Blueberry Pies 02:26
11. When the Angels 04:26


Summary:
Country: UK
Genre: pop, new wave


Media Report:
Source: CD
Format: FLAC
Format/Info: Free Lossless Audio Codec, 16-bit PCM
Bit rate mode: Variable
Bit rate: ~ 680-811 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 44.1 KHz
Bit depth: 16 bits

Files:

(1985) Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen [FLAC,Tracks]
  • 09 - Desire As.flac (26.1 MB)
  • 11 - When The Angels.flac (25.4 MB)
  • 08 - Horsin' Around.flac (24.6 MB)
  • 06 - Hallelujah.flac (24.4 MB)
  • 05 - Goodbye Lucille #1.flac (23.8 MB)
  • 04 - When Love Breaks Down.flac (23.6 MB)
  • 03 - Appetite.flac (23.4 MB)
  • 07 - Moving The River.flac (23.2 MB)
  • 01 - Faron Young.flac (21.4 MB)
  • 02 - Bonny.flac (20.3 MB)
  • 10 - Blueberry Pies.flac (11.9 MB)
  • cover.jpg (137.0 KB)
  • Steve McQueen.log (10.8 KB)
  • downloaded from katcr.co.txt (0.0 KB)

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