Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (studio album) by Billy Bragg

Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
Talking With The Taxman About Poetry by Billy Bragg
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 2,168th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1986 (29th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (341st)
Award Best albums of all time (2,168th)
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From 02/18/2018 09:37
E' un folk elettrico, dinamico ma gentile; Bob Dylan suonato dai Clash o il contrario.
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From 05/15/2017 12:10
Bragg paints a wonderfully gloomy and politically desolate picture of 80s Britain, whilst advancing his simple singer-songwriter style excellently. It's an essential piece of political music, that doesn't shy from being brilliantly honest, and delivers itself via the humble charm of Bragg's voice.
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A very good record. Extremely political album with a nod to Dylan's, Chimes of freedom, on, Ideology. Gritty and energetic.
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Love how blatantly political this is...
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From 10/14/2014 11:38
Nice album. Only criticism is maybe bit too political. Bragg shouldn't use a 22 track album to convey his socialist ideals.
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