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© Epic Records
Year of Release: 1985
Love In A Vacuum
I Could Get
Used To This
No More Crying
Winning The War
You Know The Rest
Are You Serious
Don't Watch Me Bleed
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Once again, the 1980s dance/pop music continues with a group by the name
of Til Tuesday, featuring lead vocalist Aimee Mann. From my recent knowledge,
Aimee Mann is now accomplishing a very successful solo career, since the group
broke up after 1988. The album that features Til Tuesday's biggest hit,
"Voices Carry", was not only their biggest hit, but the title track of
their 1985 album.
Songs such as "Love In A Vacuum" and "I Could Get Used To This"
have the pop/new wave/dance/rock sound of the 1980s. Likewise, "No More Crying"
has the sound of another band of the 1980s, The Call.
"Looking Over My Shoulder" is a bit slower than the usual dance
sound heard on this album, yet it is moving and can be compared to a slow
ballad version of a song by the early Blondie.
And how can we describe Til Tuesday's biggest hit of their career?
"Voices Carry" features not only the common dance/rock sound of the
mid-1980s, but one instrument that dominated this kind of music: the
synthesizer. Probably the most moving and spiritual song on this album,
"Voices Carry" grabs your attention, being a song about lost love.
(Actually, this song was written about Aimee Mann's breakup with drummer
However, "Winning The War" is another great potentional song,
with its music background (the guitars are just great), compared to yet
another '80s band, The Fixx.
"You Know The Rest" is more of a pop ballad, like a power ballad by
Heart. And like most dance numbers on this album, "Maybe Monday" is
another candidate in this area of music. "Are You Serious" is more
of a rock number, yet it is a dancable tune.
"Don't Watch Me Bleed" is an almost-copycat version of "Voices
Carry," with its familiar bass line. The album's closing song,
"Sleep," is another ballad, where the album as a whole has an even
mixture of upbeat dance and ballad compositions.
Til Tuesday's Voices Carry has all the ingredients of the common
sound of the mid-1980s: synthesized rock, new wave rock, ballads, and let us
not forget the 1980s look (I think the hair had something to do with that, the
album cover says it all). The fan favorite of 1980s dance-pop-rock will enjoy
this album, and even if you don't remember the song "Voices Carry,"
once you hear the opening notes, and especially the synthesizer keyboards,
I'm sure your memory will trigger a flashback, as this song should easily be
remembered. The album as a whole is good, as it defines a common sound of
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