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  • Modern Lovers

    • 10 out of 10
    • Modern Lovers
    • This timeless masterpiece is little known, but it has inspired almost as many bands as The Modern Lovers' own inspiration -- and only slightly better known -- The Velvet Underground & Nico.

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iTunes Music Review - Modern Lovers

  • Modern Lovers

    • 10 out of 5
    • Modern Lovers
    • Reviewed by Bryan Chaffin
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    • This timeless masterpiece is little known, but it has inspired almost as many bands as The Modern Lovers' own inspiration -- and only slightly better known -- The Velvet Underground & Nico. "Pablo Picasso" is the closest thing to a hit on this album (mainly because it has been covered by so many other acts), but it's the anthemic "I'm Straight" that is the band's masterwork.

      The guitar-driven music is garage-rock in its simplicity, spare in its production, and brilliant in its conception. In some ways it captures young life in the early 1970s, though clearly with Jonathan Richman's perspective thrown into the mix.

      Lastly, note that this album was actually recorded as a demo that was later remixed as best as could be for commercial release, after the band had broken up. Note, too, that the keyboardist is Jerry Harrison, who later joined Talking Heads, while drummer David Robinson went on to join The Cars. RockInBoston.com has an excellent history for the band.

      Favorite Songs: "I'm Straight," "Pablo Picasso," "Roadrunner," "Girlfriend,"

     

     

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