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Searching for the Young Soul Rebels (album) by Dexys Midnight Runners 

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Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Searching for the Young Soul Rebels by Dexys Midnight Runners (1980)
Overall rank: 1,021st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 140 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1980 (24th)
Top albums of the 1980s (167th)
Best albums of all time (1,021st)

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75/100 (from 140 votes)
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From SuedeSwede 07/30/2014 15:29
Reminds me a lot of Orange Juice's "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever". Not too dissimilar: this is just on the post-punk side of things where that tends to lean on twee/indie pop more than this does. I like how they both combine post-punk with jazz, funk, soul, etc. It's real nice.
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From mostlymor 05/21/2014 17:41
Great record! Anthemic and swaggering, intense and passionate , authentic and sincere. Sounds like nothing else before or since in British music and Kevin Rowland sounds like he's singing for his life! This album meant so much to us back in 1980.
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From timtooky 03/12/2014 21:16
very interesting record with a fresh, different sound. some tunes have a nice thrill.
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From drakonium 06/19/2013 08:17
Well the horns are exactly where the emphasis should be IMO. On the follow-up, strings take a much more important place, and I think it fits them less. Stunning record, anyway.
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From tonagamu 09/14/2012 09:52
I prefer Too-Rye-Aye over this. This album has too much emphasis on the horns, and while Dexys has fantastic horn players, it's not where the emphasis should be.
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From Hayden 08/12/2011 01:31
Fantastic album! A mixture of Punk, Jazz, & Soul. You wouldn't think that would work, but it seriously does.
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