Best Hugh Cornwell solo album/side project - 2016 edition.

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Best Hugh Cornwell solo album/side project?

Nosferatu
18
25%
Wolf
2
3%
CCW
0
No votes
Wired
2
3%
Guilty
24
33%
Hi Fi
5
7%
Footprints In The Desert
0
No votes
Sons of Shiva
1
1%
Beyond Elysian Fields
6
8%
Hooverdam
2
3%
Totem and Taboo
12
17%
 
Total votes: 72

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Best Hugh Cornwell solo album/side project - 2016 edition.

Post by StanInBlack » 03 Apr 2016, 11:28

While there's been a poll on this already, it's a little out of date as there's been a couple of solo releases since then - hence this new edition. Looking at this series of albums, it's astounding at what a rich catalogue of music Hugh has built up over the last 30 years or thereabouts. Time to celebrate the great work of this major artistic force! :grin: C'mon!

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Re: Best Hugh Cornwell solo album/side project - 2016 editio

Post by Bag Lady » 03 Apr 2016, 15:37

Can't imagine the result will have changed :roll:
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Post by porkymeat » 03 Apr 2016, 17:00

Wolf always seems to come in for what, to me, seems unfair criticism. Some great shimmery pops on there.
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Post by StanInBlack » 03 Apr 2016, 19:05

porkymeat wrote:Wolf always seems to come in for what, to me, seems unfair criticism. Some great shimmery pops on there.
Wolf is a great record - it's full of some truly beautiful, well-written songs and has some wonderful vocal performances from Hugh. The only flaw with it is that it sounds like a record made in the late '80s... but what record doesn't sound like period in which it was recorded, unless it's deliberately parodying another decade a la The Dukes of Stratosphear? I'd gladly take Wolf over any post-Hugh Stranglers record.

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Post by ThruBeingCool » 03 Apr 2016, 19:08

StanInBlack wrote:
Wolf is a great record .
For starters, NO it is definitely not.

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Post by ThruBeingCool » 03 Apr 2016, 19:10

StanInBlack wrote: The only flaw with it is that it sounds like a record made in the late '80s... .
Maybe that's because it was made in the late 80's.

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Post by StanInBlack » 03 Apr 2016, 19:12

ThruBeingCool wrote:
StanInBlack wrote:
Wolf is a great record .
For starters, NO it is definitely not.
No, it really is. Every song on it is an absolute gem - sublimely sung, well-written and although the production is of its time, it's far superior to anything The Stranglers did without him, and doesn't rely on the same old tired Stranglers cliches.

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Post by theraven1979 » 03 Apr 2016, 19:12

Wolf's not bad -There's some good songwriting going on just suffers from cheesey 80s production.

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ThruBeingCool wrote:
StanInBlack wrote: The only flaw with it is that it sounds like a record made in the late '80s... .
Maybe that's because it was made in the late 80's.
Well observed. That was the point.

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Post by StanInBlack » 03 Apr 2016, 19:15

theraven1979 wrote:Wolf's not bad -There's some good songwriting going on just suffers from cheesey 80s production.

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I'd put 'All The Tea In China', 'Real Slow', 'Break of Dawn', 'Decadence' and 'Dreaming Again' on any personal Hugh solo best-of without hesitation. 'Cherry Rare', 'Never Never' and 'Clubland' wouldn't be too far away either... the video to 'Another Kind Of Love' is a superb work of art, too.

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Post by theraven1979 » 03 Apr 2016, 19:16

:lol: :lol:

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ThruBeingCool wrote:
StanInBlack wrote: The only flaw with it is that it sounds like a record made in the late '80s... .
Maybe that's because it was made in the late 80's.
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Post by ThruBeingCool » 03 Apr 2016, 19:19

Long live The Cornwell Camp! It's been a while......

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