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Jordan: The Comeback

Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1990 Ratings: #36 / 362
User Score
Based on 85 ratings
1990 Ratings: #29
Liked by 14 people
September 7, 1990 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kitchenware, Epic / Label
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Genre: Art Pop

Yeah, good album. It's strange because I definitely felt while listening moments of "oh no I'm not gonna like this ahhh!! I'm gonna be a contrarian ass AHHHH!" But all those moments get smoothed out. For example, during "All the World Loves Lovers" I remember thinking "oh no this song is much to repetitive!" But after it repeats for awhile you really get into the groove of it and start to really enjoy the music.

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It takes a few listens to unravel the magic of this one. It's long and doesn't stray too far from its atmospheric boundaries. But there has always been something to albums that fully commit to their aesthetics. As songs go on and settle into a state of normalcy, the album becomes a world unto itself and very few can ever pull that off without veering into redundancy, let alone an 80s pop band. This is utterly masterful.


Not my favourite of theirs, but certainly nothing to scoff at, as the pop melodies here are among the sweetest you'll ever hear (in their usual fashion)

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Added on: February 22, 2016