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Voices (1980) sent Hall & Oates into orbit with its four hit singles, notably Hall’s “Everytime You Go Away”. Top 40 radio presence was what they wanted and this chic collection?originally called Astro-American?confirmed their ability to marry club ethics and New Wave cool with huge ambition. Even so, Big Bam Boom (1984) is a much better album. With Arthur Baker tweaking aside some of the mannered Philly stylings, this classic floor-filling glam-funk bonanza contains irresistible songs in “Out Of Touch” and “Dance On Your Knees” ?think prototype New Radicals. Even the extra dance mixes are worth another listen. Top notch.


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