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Steve McQueen

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
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Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #8 / 77
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Based on 43 ratings
1985 Ratings: #9
June 1, 1985 / Release Date
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100
Sputnikmusic

Its production is super-pretty, its lyrics are literate and humorous without being condescending in the slightest, it’s fun to listen to, and there’s just something in the way lead singer and songwriter Paddy McAloon puts chords and melodies together that’s instantly gripping and gratifying.

90
AllMusic

Smart, sophisticated, and timelessly stylish, Steve McQueen is a minor classic, a shimmering jazz-pop masterpiece sparked by Paddy McAloon's witty and inventive songwriting.

tha138
86
What a magnificent coincidence: One of my favourite actors becomes one of my favourite pop albums!
Yes, this gifted collection of almost perfect, pop songs is covered with stardust and spread it, generously, every time we meet.
MasterCrackfox
77
This is way poppier than I expected for whatever reason, yet that is what made this stand out more than it would have had the album had a different vibe. The songs are unique and the lyrics are strange at times but ultimately enjoyable. I would definitely return to this album given the extra time was on my hands to do so.

Favorite track: When Love Breaks Down
aronmace
85
I have been pretty critical about most of 2018's music, but listening to this album was the most redeeming part of this year for me. In a year where all I wanted to do was disengage from the painful realities of being a tender person in an otherwise callous world, Steve McQueen served me in a way that no other album could.

The most interesting part of this record for me was that the style and sound sit on the fringes of becoming one of those cheesy 80's pop bands that you hear in low budget ... read more
78
Fav tracks: Bonny, When Love Breaks Down
76fex
NR
How Father John wishes he could engage his audience
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Track List

  1. Faron Young
  2. Bonny
  3. Appetite
  4. When Love Breaks Down
  5. Goodbye Lucille #1
  6. Hallelujah
  7. Moving the River
  8. Horsin' Around
  9. Desire As
  10. Blueberry Pies
  11. When the Angels
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