The Stranglers - The Raven
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September 21, 1979 / Release Date
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The Raven is a post-punk album moving towards the direction of what can be described later as 'wizard/geek rock'.

For starters, I liked the usage of synthesizers throughout. On first listen, a lot of the guitar lines eluded me but I found them to be pretty fleshed out upon getting over the bleaker aesthetic that the album is going for. There is this constant to and fro where the keyboards and guitars are going at it that are nothing short of satisfying for all listeners paying attention.

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Album: The Raven
Artist: The Stranglers
Genres: Post-Punk; New Wave

Starting off as a soft rock band, The Stranglers adapted to the changing environment of the world around as the punk explosion was marching closer. With comical lyrics, catchy choruses, and Dave Greenfield’s swelling keyboards, The Stranglers set themselves apart from the other punk bands at the time. “And then it was like ‘well we could do this with our eyes closed and make another 20 album just like ... read more
Dead Loss Angeles.
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Track List

  1. Longships
  2. The Raven
  3. Dead Loss Angeles
  4. Ice
  5. Baroque Bordello
  6. Nuclear Device
  7. Shah Shah a Go Go
  8. Don't Bring Harry
  9. Duchess
  10. Meninblack
  11. Genetix
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Added on: February 24, 2017