Modern Music (studio album) by Be-Bop Deluxe

Modern Music
Modern Music by Be-Bop Deluxe
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 6,369th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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72/100 (from 30 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1976 (93rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,049th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,369th)

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From 09/26/2016 20:15
Anyone who doesn't realize how good this album is...well, that's a shame. Of all the great Bebop Deluxe albums, this one is the most cohesive musically and thematically. The guitar work, band, songwriting and lyrics are simply fantastic. Another psychedelic masterpiece.
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From 06/14/2012 19:39
Guitar virtuoso Bill Nelson and his band Be Bop Deluxe was one of the most exciting acts that emerged in Britain in the middle of the glam rock period of the early 1970s. Stylistically, the group is clearly related to both David Bowie and Cockney Rebel.

In 1976 the group's absolute masterpiece, "Modern Music" was released. This album is definitely the most melodic, with more songs tied together in shorter suites. The album contains no less than fifteen songs which are generally of shorter length than usual. Most of the music is of such high quality that the tracks can easily stand alone outside the context of the album. A lot of songs could be brought forward here. Tracks like "Orphans of Babylon," "Kiss of Light", "Gold at the End of the Rainbow," "Modern Music", "Make the Music Magic," "Forbidden Lovers" and "Down to Terminal Street" are all titles that stand out in the Be Bop Deluxe song catalogue.
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