Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level
I just thought Brothers in Arms
was too mainstream, too "poppy". It relied a lot on synths, and didn't really have any killer Knopfler trademarks. The best guitarist in the world basically sat on his hands for that record.
So it's not that it didn't "hold up" in my opinion: I didn't think it wasn't all that good to begin with.
So Far Away
is okay, and Money for Nothing
and Walk of Life
were definitely clever and catchy, but compare those songs to Romeo and Juliet
, or Telegraph Road
, or Skateaway
, or Tunnel of Love....
JMHO, of course..
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