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Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (album) by Dexys Midnight Runners 

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Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
Searching For The Young Soul Rebels by Dexys Midnight Runners (1980)
Overall rank: 1,211th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 192 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1980 (28th)
Top albums of the 1980s (195th)
Best albums of all time (1,211th)

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 192 votes)
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85/100
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85/100
From toxicteaaa 09/02/2018 04:57
Really good soul music, not a single bad track. Entire album flows really nicely and doesn't have any filler whatsoever.
Standout tracks: "Burn It Down,"Tell Me When My Light Turns Green,"Geno," "Keep It"
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From planetneutral 01/07/2018 22:34
Amazing that a band that most Americans would think of as a one-hit wonder would have three albums in the 1,001 Albums book. Having listened to this album, I'm not entirely sure why.
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From Pretender 07/15/2017 05:28
I'm Just Looking and I Couldn't Help If I Tried is Kevin Rowlands masterpieces. What a singer!!!
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80/100
From conallmalone 11/24/2016 21:50
More people should know about this album. There's some great stuff on it. Dexys shouldn't just be known for Come on Eileen.
Favourite songs: Geno, Keep It, Seven Days Too Long
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80/100
From garycottier 06/22/2016 10:49
Excellent soul album with hints of pop, jazz, and folk. Excellent songs, obviously, Geno, is a standout, but there is plenty of good songs here. Kevin Rowland is a brilliant songwriter but he never wrote that much and that's probably why he is underrated. Still, this is a fine debut record from a great artist.
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From PsychologistHD 08/12/2015 03:49
Excellent blend of ska, punk, & a hint of Orleans style Jazz. Makes me feel like an angsty 80s high schooler.
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80/100
From SuedeSwede 07/30/2014 15:29
Reminds me a lot of Orange Juice's "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever". Not too dissimilar: this is just on the post-punk side of things where that tends to lean on twee/indie pop more than this does. I like how they both combine post-punk with jazz, funk, soul, etc. It's real nice.
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From mostlymor 05/21/2014 17:41
Great record! Anthemic and swaggering, intense and passionate , authentic and sincere. Sounds like nothing else before or since in British music and Kevin Rowland sounds like he's singing for his life! This album meant so much to us back in 1980.
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From timtooky 03/12/2014 21:16
very interesting record with a fresh, different sound. some tunes have a nice thrill.
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From drakonium 06/19/2013 08:17
Well the horns are exactly where the emphasis should be IMO. On the follow-up, strings take a much more important place, and I think it fits them less. Stunning record, anyway.
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