Empires And Dance (studio album) by Simple Minds

Empires And Dance by Simple Minds
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 6,524th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 83 votes)
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Condition: Used
Time left: 3h 55m 44s
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SIMPLE MINDS : Empires and dance CD 1982 - 1985
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 17h 54m 27s
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Simple Minds Empires And Dance Japan Promo White Label Vinyl LP with OBI Jim Ker
Condition: Used
Time left: 1d 13h 51m 13s
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Simple Minds bestography

Empires And Dance is ranked 6th best out of 22 albums by Simple Minds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Simple Minds is New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) which is ranked number 891 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,113.

Simple Minds album bestography « Higher ranked (5,285th) This album (6,524th) Lower ranked (7,862nd) »
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74/100 (from 83 votes)
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From 06/23/2012 06:48
Simple Minds are so uncool I am probably setting myself up with this one, but when it came out it was so fresh and different. Even the band admit that this was much more exciting than the stadium sounds that made them millions.
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