Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (studio album) by Sparks

Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins
Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins by Sparks
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 5,303rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 18 votes)
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Sparks bestography

Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins is ranked 6th best out of 36 albums by Sparks on

The best album by Sparks is Kimono My House which is ranked number 1091 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,699.

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From 02/04/2014 20:17
When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way' remains one of the best things Sparks have done. Don't let me hear you argue otherwise.
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