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Business as Usual

Men At Work - Business as Usual
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1981 Ratings: #30 / 162
User Score
Based on 205 ratings
1981 Ratings: #142
Liked by 33 people
November 9, 1981 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Pop Rock, New Wave / Genre
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aussie people be like: 'oi cunt, you mates got any ciggies?

Honestly kinda surprised a radio friendly album from the 80s could have THIS much quality within the tracklisting. I mean, of course I heard the 2 biggest songs on here "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under", both of which are fucking amazing and deserve every play on the radio they got, but then you have the lesser known deep cuts on here, which are honestly great as well, although not as great as the 2 big boys, ... read more


7Hit Days:

Damn, that's a fun album. Like obviously this is the funny "ha ha Australian" album but I feel there's more to this then just funy "saxophone and Vegamite song." I think this is the perfect combination of 80s New Wave tropes that were festering out in the UK and finally reaching a peak here. Expecially stuff like XTC and The The, it all gets filtered through this Pop and Ska sound and BOOM! ISSA CLASSIC!

I'm a sucker for some brass and this album being 80% ... read more


Original Outdated Review:
"Business as Usual by Men At Work is a relatively mainstream Australian pop rock record containing the band's most famous hits, these being: "Down Under" and "Who Can It Be Now?" Although I believe these two be the two best tracks on this album, that doesn't mean that the other songs aren't great as well. Truthfully, I was quite surprised, especially with the first 4 tracks. These tracks set up a great first impression, but were unfortunately ... read more


Really great start! The first 3 songs are some of the best New Wave of the 80s, especially Who Can It Be Now? However, the album just devolves into mediorocrity, probably because they couldn't live up to the greatness of those first 3 tracks and probably why nobody knows them except for those songs.


actually underrated album


my mom reccomended this one to me shout out my mom

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Added on: April 2, 2016