New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (studio album) by Simple Minds
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I didn't expect such a good album...I think it will have influenced other bands.
goes straight into my Top 100 best ever Albums.
Very nice, early synth pop, not a one bad track here, I'm surprised.
This album is better than average but nothing too amazing. Yes it is synth pop technically but the bass carries this album. So glad I wasn't the only one to think that about this album. Somewhere between a 70-75. It's got a great aesthetic to it where you can just put it on for casual background music and drift for a hangout session or something of that nature.
Tracks 1,3,4,6,7 are the real standouts on this album and they are the songs which draw me back to this release. The catchy choruses and dream like state these songs put you into is fantastic. They do this with the use of the vocal and keyboards which form a deadly combo which gets stuck in your brain. The drum work is brilliant in places as well but the bass steals the show in my opinion and deserves all the credit that it gets. The record is such a smooth ride as well and creates a chilled out atmosphere that makes this album so accessible. However, I do think there are issues with this record such as the weaker tracks which do feel like filler. It also can get quite repetitive and you do find yourself getting kind of bored of the music by the closing tracks. It needs a bit more energy in places to really keep the flow going. Overall, some great moments on this record that I love to revisit but I don't think this album is amongst the truly elite.
Very good early 80s disco album to be used in A New Age and Futurist balls.
a top favorite of mine since its release. romantic edgy insightful flows throughout. pop prog new wave
Favorite Tracks:Big Sleep, Somebody Up There Likes You
This album is the most magical and satisfying album of the 80's. From the opening spacious sounds that take you to another place to the upbeat tracks like Promise You A Miracle, the dreamy Big Sleep and the mysterious Hunter and The Hunted, this album is strong from start to finish. The perfect album and my favourite from Simple Minds.
Not a bad album, tracks 1, 3, 6 and 7 are highlights, let down by some dull tracks.
A pretty solid album, I especially love the instrumental in the middle. Also a great album to sing along to-one of my favorites to do so. The bass in this album is fantastic.
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