Brothers In Arms
- Of its time, but nonetheless a timeless classic.
by Leonard Cohen - initially didn't even get a release in North America despite boasting such luminaries as Dance Me To The End Of Love
, If It Be Your Will
. The recording does have a kind of aloof and studio-bound feel to it, but this is the case with many an eighties album.
by Queen - only nine songs if I recall, but when those songs include Radio Ga Ga
, I Want To Break Free
and Hammer To Fall
, what's to complain about? Brian May in particular is on top form on this album. Freddie's voice tends to get the credit, but I always thought that this was the quintessential supergroup, with a certain je ne sais quoi
at work between its disparate elements.