AOTY 2019

Steve McQueen

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #8 / 84
User Score
Based on 70 ratings
1985 Ratings: #10
June 1, 1985 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

Jonathan00
95
Steve McQueen segundo trabajo de estudio, de la banda inglesa Prefab Sprout, en la mitad de los años 80s este disco los posicionó los lideres del Pop/Rock sofisticado.
Con Sonidos rítmicos, coros en falsete, cambiando las canciones del grupo.
“Faron young”. Canción única en su tipo, arreglos electro acústicos, casi simulando a un videojuego de los años 90s, seguido de una persecución con banjo de sonido forajido.
Su segunda ... read more
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.
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
lucacdornelles
97
SONGS RANKED:
11. Faron Young
10. Horsin' Around
9. Blueberry Pie
8. Desire As
7. When the Angels
6. Moving the River
5. Hallelujah
4. Appetite
3. Goodbye Lucille #1
2. When Love Breaks Down
1. Bonny
76fex
72
How Father John wishes he could engage his audience...

Drummer must've been buen amigos with Paddy McAloon, cus the instrumentation trips over the simplistic drumming in almost every song (seriously....). Take out the stock drums and you've got a unique sophisti-pop album.
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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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