Too-Rye-Ay (studio album) by Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners

Too-Rye-Ay by Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,506th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 203 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1982 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (232nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,506th)
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From 09/14/2022 20:40
The first 4 songs are incredibly fun and then it goes a little bit downhill until brilliant Come On Eileen comes on, overall good album. They sound like hybrid between Queen and Bruce Springsteen.
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From 12/02/2021 14:21
an ambitious attempt at something with the 1 blockbuster success single. pop
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From 07/22/2019 15:30
Favorite Tracks:The Celtic Soul Brothers, Plan B, Until I Believe In My Soul
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From 02/17/2018 15:03
"Too-Rye-Aye" è un buon disco fatto di tanti ingredienti apparentemente diversi: una fisicità rock, strumenti più legati al folk, un certo nervosismo new wave, una voce che lontanamente ricorda il Robert Smith più pop, Van Morrison, di cui riprendono ottimamente "Jackie Wilson said". Fresco e con almeno una grande canzone: "Come on Eileen".
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90/100
From 08/22/2016 09:30
Brilliant album, stupidly underrated
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From 06/12/2016 18:07
You just can't go wrong with this album. A brilliant record full of great songs. It flows amazingly well considering it was a sort of compilation album, because it certainly feels like it's all part of a plan. Lovely songs in, old, liars A-E, and, until I believe in my soul. The obvious highlight though is the wonderful, come on Eileen, simply one of the best singles of the eighties. Good stuff.
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From 03/31/2014 18:21
the soul rebels is imo one of the best records of the year 1980. it still sounds fresh and ebulliant to me. its succesor is also a good record. it has conserved some of the energy and the zest for life and music of sftysr - but it seems a bit more mellowed and intendedly. kevin tries best, but he just doesn't reach the same unconcern and youthfulness of the predecessor.
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From 04/18/2013 16:24
Simply one of the greatest pop records of the decade. I prefer "Don't Stand Me Down" by a very small margin, but as a "pop" album, this is Rowland's magnum opus.
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From 01/06/2013 17:31
Anyone who could call this music for idiots obviously has not listened to the album and is prejudiced towards Dexy's. Too bad, it's a great album with each song having the kind of heaven sent melodies last seen since 'What's Going On', not without mentioning the lyrics displaying obvious depth and soul. It also features 'Come On Eileen'- what more do you want?
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