Tag Archives: Rock GPA

Rock GPA: Duran Duran [part 13]

Duran Duran – Paper Gods | 2015 – 2 [continued from previous post] The Target Edition of the album that I had contained two extra bonus tracks that were different from the standard Deluxe Version of the album widely available. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Duran Duran [part 11]

Duran Duran – Paper Gods | 2015 – 2 [continued from previous post] Before I continue with my review of “Paper Gods,” I must give a little insight into my relationship with modern pop. I have none. I stopped listening … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 73]

[…continued from previous post] It’s not shocking that when Simple Minds licked their wounds and reconvened three years later, they were clearly looking toward their past as a way of moving forward for the first time in their career. The … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 70]

The last Rock G.P.A. series that I ran on Japan was impressive in that it features a horizontal line of four segments at the top [from ’80-’84] of the scale. Simple Minds rated a five segment line to at top, … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 69]

Simple Minds | Big Music – 3.5 [continued from previous post] For the sake of argument, let me state that the second disc in the deluxe edition of “Big Music” ended up having no bearing on the rating that I … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 68]

Simple Minds | Big Music – 3.5 [continued from previous post] Back in the dark ages of 1986, when I first saw Simple Minds, they had The Call as their opening act. That probably colored my view of them to … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 67]

Simple Minds | Big Music – 3.5 It began with “Blindfolded,”featuring a humming europulse intro, noise guitar loops, and a driving motorik beat. The vibe is 2014 via 1981 in that not only does the energy touch on “Sons + Fascination” era Simple Minds, … Continue reading

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