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Back to Top 50 AlbumsNik Kershaw:
Human Racing
(1983)


Album cover


Track List:

  1. Dancing Girls
  2. Wouldn't It Be Good
  3. Drum Talk
  4. Bogart
  5. Gone To Pieces
  6. Shame On You
  7. Cloak And Dagger
  8. Faces
  9. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  10. Human Racing

Album Information:

Genre: Crafty pop.
Produced By:
Peter Collins
Record Label:
MCA

Why This Album Is So Great:

Being a child of the eighties, the fact that I include this album in the Top 50 may possibly be hard to understand for people who are not children of the eighties themselves. But the fact that this was a very important album when I was first starting to happen musically and remains to be a great album today has convinced me that the album contains so much personal baggage - along with the obvious musical qualities - that it just can't be ignored. The biggest hit here - "Would It Be Good" - and one of the greatest singles of the eighties pretty much illustrates the rest of the album. It's filled with melodic, clever popsongs, all with a certain twist to add extra personality. There's so much more here that just ordinary pop music. I've always thought that Nik Kershaw never got the recognition he deserves as a songwriter - this is a small attempt to correct that...

Overall Rating (on a scale from 1 to 10): 8

If You Like This Artist, Check Out:

Howard Jones, Arcadia, Duran Duran, Tears For Fears.

Links To Artist:
Nik Kershaw Official Website
All-Music Guide (loads of information)

 

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