The Nylon Curtain

Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1982 Ratings: #66 / 158
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
1982 Ratings: #179
Liked by 8 people
September 23, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
- / Label
Pop Rock, Piano Rock / Genres
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After surviving New Wave and Punk, Billy set out to trying to create the most ambitious album he has made this far in his career, with "The Nylon Curtain", which was one of the first album EVER to be recorded, mixed and mastered digitally (even has been labeled as his favorite). However, with those facts out of the way, this album, in my opinion, stands as one of Billy's most disappointing album so far.

Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing moments on here, like the Vietnam war ... read more


This just sounds like every shitty 1980s Elton John Album


Hannah's favourite album. Maybe that skews my opinion but I genuinely do think it's quite fantastic. I haven't listened to The Beatles' full discography so how derivative it is of that catalogue, I can't comment on. But I do know that Hannah loves The Beatles beyond all measure so I'm sure the comparisons have some validity. But alas, again, as I say, I do believe it to be an incredibly solid album. It's definitely quite ambitious. Not the Billy I'm used to at all but it certainly features some ... read more

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Track List

  1. Allentown
  2. Laura
  3. Pressure
  4. Goodnight Saigon
  5. She's Right On Time
  6. A Room of Our Own
  7. Surprises
  8. Scandinavian Skies
  9. Where's The Orchestra
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Added on: January 17, 2016