The Age Of Plastic (studio album) by The Buggles

The Age Of Plastic by The Buggles
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 6,136th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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72/100 (from 82 votes)
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Buggles The Age Of Plastic LP Vinyl Island ILPS 9585 Video Killed the Radio Star
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Buggles The Age of Plastic Vinyl First 1980 OG ILPS9585 LP EX Promo Happy Sticke
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Buggles : Age of Plastic CD
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From 02/21/2021 14:49
Super underrated. This is like that Styx album that was supposed to be a rock opera, but executed well. Yes, Video Killed the Radio Star is the obvious standout track, but there's not really a bad song on here and the synthesizer stuff is really cool. Sad that this seemingly fell by the wayside and these guys got labelled one-hit wonders. They are, just stings a bit listening to this, because it's actually really good.
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From 12/05/2016 04:17
This album is pretty dope, its not perfect, and the songs are relatively simple pop, but its all well mixed and the electronic sounds are unique. It has harmonic motion and groove, unlike a lot of electronic music today, which is monotonous.
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From 06/23/2012 16:01
Not much after Video killed the radio star
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