Prefab Sprout: Crimson Red

This album is confirmation that Paddy McAloon is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. It’s not immediately apparent; on the first few listens, the cheap production is hard to ignore. The songs have a cloying, muzak sheen, and horns have never sounded so synthetic. You long for Thomas Dolby.  On further listens, however, this […]

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