The Flowers of Romance

Public Image Ltd. - The Flowers of Romance
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Based on 3 reviews
1981 Ratings: #41 / 108
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Based on 23 ratings
April 10, 1981 / Release Date
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Virgin / Label
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This is probably my favourite album by them and I often can't seem to choose between "Metal Box/Second Edition" and this one. Whilst the former was all about the wide gulf between the Mariana-deep bass and shrill, coruscating guitars, the latter is all about the primitive power of rhythm. The stark middle pause in "Four Enclosed Walls" with those reversed sounds over the processed ticking of a wristwatch seethes like a marketplace bomb about to go off. "Track 8" ... read more
mz
NR
If I Were To Be Your Flowers!
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
tha138
76
A punch on the stomach provoked by the urban drumbeat that leads this unorthodox crusade.
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