Back To Basics (compilation album) by Billy Bragg

Back To Basics by Billy Bragg
(Compilation album)
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 6,838th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 37 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1987 (88th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,013th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,838th)
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CD compilation - Billy Bragg - Back To Basics - 1987 VG+
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Billy Bragg bestography

Back To Basics is ranked 5th best out of 21 albums by Billy Bragg on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Billy Bragg is Talking With The Taxman About Poetry which is ranked number 2720 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 570.

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72/100 (from 37 votes)
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If you want songs of love, longing and loss, they are here in spades. If you want some social commentary, check that box as well. Billy Bragg seemed to have invented his own genre with his early work. Pure, honest, emotional and poetic. In a word, "perfect".
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Love the lyrics on this album, they fit really well with the beautiful guitar parts.
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2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
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