Boomtown (studio album) by David & David

Boomtown by David & David
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 6,708th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 23 votes)
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David + David Boomtown Cassette
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Boomtown - Audio CD By David & David - VERY GOOD
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73/100 (from 23 votes)
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05/21/2023 15:58 morphee  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 97484/100
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01/28/2023 11:28 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 14,52965/100
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10/28/2021 00:50 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 16,55272/100
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From 08/07/2021 16:55
There are few albums I score 100 but this is truly worthy of a full score and is a totally unknown if not forgotten album known only among those but a few by the look of this chart. I still have the original tape which still plays ok despite countless plays in the car I owned in the eighties. I was fortunate to pick up a near mint copy on vinyl recently and the listening experience is even more pleasurable. The album is quite dark as noted by other connisieurs of great music but that does add to the magic of this masterpiece.
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From 11/26/2014 17:56
An album that virtually epitomises the "Lost Classic". A set of really strong, hook laden songs, performed and produced to perfection. It's a mystery what went wrong... These guys split up when they should have been stars and instead ended up as Sheryl Crow's backing band.
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From 07/07/2012 22:32
Stark, dark and unforgettable. One of the best CDs of the 80's that no one ever heard of. Quarter century later and the lyrics don't sound dated at all.
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From 06/12/2012 06:25
This was the first CD I ever bought after many years of vinyl. I loved it the first time I heard it & today my opinion remains the same: it's one of the very best albums in my music collection (over 500). If my house was on fire & I could get in & only grab 5 CD's, this would be one of them.
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From 05/21/2011 20:22
They only made one album, but Boomtown was a shock in 1986. It's dark and beautiful. "Welcome To The Boomtown" is a great look at the underside of life, and "Ain't So Easy" is a take from an abusers side of a relationship. This salbum deserves more respect.
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