The Legends of Laurel Canyon
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Transfiguration of Vincent
Christmas in the Heart
Glitter and Doom Live
Let It Roll: The Best of George Harrison
Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
Playing for Change
The Thompson Twins
My first thought was, ‘does this band have enough hits to warrant a collection like this?’ Upon reflection, the answer is most definitely no. Unless you’re a hopeless romantic for early-80’s cheeseball pop, this CD is about as dated as a 286 PC. Each and every song is based on the proficiency of their synthesizer sounds, and all of them got old within three months of their discovery.
The guy who wrote the liner notes didn’t think so, though. For sheer comedy, his unwarranted praise almost makes it worth owning this CD. Check out this quote: "Will we ever be able to forget Alannah’s provocative shaved eyebrows, Joe’s fierce fondness for pearl necklaces, or Tom’s groovy rooster-head of locks?" Hysterical, right? Or how about this: "..the Thompson Twins were – and remain – without question, the most creative, the most clever, the most adventurous…" Oh, I can’t stand it anymore. Except for their one bearable hit, "Hold Me Now," I usually have no idea what this band was singing about, and all of it sounds much too shallow to matter anyway. File it away with Frankie Goes to Hollywood and After the Fire.