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Old March 14 2013, 10:13 PM   #45
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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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