Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Marianne Faithfull - Broken English

Mastered by Kevin Gray

New Release - 180+ Virgin Vinyl

"This is Marianne Faithfull at her most naked and emotional - her definitive recording."

For Marianne Faithfull, 1979's Broken English was a radical departure, featuring a contemporary fusion of rock, punk, New Wave and dance, with liberal use of synthesizers. No one was prepared for the transformation of Marianne Faithfull's innocent flower child image, her immediately preceding albums had been in a relatively gentle folk or country and western style. Those who listened were in for a surprise, especially those who first heard her in the '60s as the virginal voice of her boyfriend, Mick Jagger's, "As Tears Go By."

When seemingly she had disappeared entirely, she emerged with this dark but definitely musically modern work. And her voice! After years of drug abuse, her voice was in a lower register, far raspier, and had a more world-weary quality than in the past that matched the often raw emotions expressed in the newer songs.

Broken English was widely hailed by critics and audiences alike on its release, a successful album without the aid of a huge hit single. The album reached # 57 on the UK album charts and # 82 in the US. The album contains some of her most famous songs, including the title track and "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan," and was notable for the controversy surrounding the final number "Why D'Ya Do It." Although the boundaries have shifted in the decades since this album's release, the language is still shocking, the album is still as potent as ever and remains Marianne's masterpiece, and one of the best albums by a female vocalist ever.


Broken English
Witches' Song
Brain Drain
The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
What's The Hurry
Working Class Hero
Why D'Ya Do It

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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 1/14 - 1/20, 2013

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Yo La Tengo - Fade
2. D. Watusi - Dark Party
3. Delta Saints - Death Letter Jubilee
4. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
5. Christopher Owens - Lysandre
6. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
7. The National - Virginia EP
8. Tame Impala - Lonerism
9. Mumford & Sons - Babel
10. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
11. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
12. Crystal Castles - III
13. Trampled By Turtles/Lucero - Daytrotter Vinyl Series
14. Castle Face & Friends (Various) - The Velvet Underground & Nico
15. Marcos Valle - Garra
16. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
17. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
18. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
19. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
20. The Avett Brothers - Four Thieves Gone
21. Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber
22. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
23. John Mayer - Complete 2012 Performances
24. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
25. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues


puck said...

Rolling Stone's list of top songs is a JOKE much the same as they are.

Robert Benson said...

To each his own, all lists are subjective...