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REVIEW: THE STRANGLERS – GIANTS

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I have to admit that my passion for The Stranglers waned somewhat with the departure of Hugh Cornwell, and as a result the fact that I haven't paid enough attention to what they've been up to recently is to my detriment because 'Giants' is a great album, recalling perhaps their more mellow and commercial 'Dreamtime' output rather than their better known 'punk' albums.

The songs are simple but solid, quietly menacing and unmistakably The Stranglers, and that's good enough for me!

THE STRANGLERS - Giants

WE'LL GIVE IT...

TRACKLISTING

Another Camden Afternoon / Freedom Is Insane / Giants / Lowlands / Boom Boom / My Fickle Resolve / Time Was Once On My Side / Mercury Rising / Adios (Tango) / 15 Steps

RELEASE DETAILS

'Giants' was released on March 5th 2012 on CD, a limited edition 2-CD set, and via download.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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* * * ½   FROM 6 VOTES
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CONTENT ADDED: Mar 5th, 2012

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2 COMMENTS
  1. ADDED BY Terry Grayston on Mar 26th, 2012

    Good album, if you liked this, you'll like 'Suite 16'. Stronger, darker maybe. I feel they have refound themselves. Punks not dead, it just had a rest.


  2. ADDED BY straverhan on Mar 30th, 2012

    Yes, very good indeed...arguably their best album of the last 20+ years (post-Hugh). Cover art is brilliant too. Picture above is only the promo version, the actual release you find in stores has the 4 members of the band hanging from those nooses you see!! :-)


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