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Dang! DH just asked me why there are so many small charges on my Amazon account. Here goes another!

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The first review on amazon perfectly sums up this album: it would be a great collection of songs, but it fails because most of the songs are "single edits." It's frustrating to begin listening to a song you love, but then it fades out before that great passage at the end. I still voted it up - I like your music posts because they often lead me to delve into my collection and see if I already have it.

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Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

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I paid $5.99 for this album and still feel like it was a steal, I just love it! For me, the timber, character, inflections and range of his voice, makes me like anything he sings. I think everyone has one or more vocalists they feel that same way about. Add to that the variation in their styles of "rock-n-roll" and I can listen to them all day and feel like I'm hearing something new with each song.! Compare, for example, the differences between say "The Heart of Rock and Roll" and then say "Crusin" (great song) or "I Want a New Drug". Some groups have the "same sound" no matter what they sing, but not here. Obviously I'm a big fan! Another great get ceagee!

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"Hip to Be Square" is the song that killed irony

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In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself