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BLOODY TOURISTS

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3.11 | 58 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars "Bloody Tourists" is the 6th full-length studio album by UK pop/art rock act 10cc. The album was released through Mercury Records in September 1978. The album was commercially successful and spawned the hit single "Dreadlock Holiday" which reached No.1 in the UK in August 1978, prior to the albumīs release in September.

"Bloody Tourists" is a continuation of the compositionally clever and lyrically "tongue in cheek" pop music that the band are known and loved for. Itīs slightly less challenging than earlier releases or in other words more mainstream. One of the things that always stood out on earlier releases was the sound production and this time around itīs no different. These guys are just as accomplished producers as they are musicians. The trademark vocal harmonies and choirs are there in abundance too. The slightly silly Caribbean/reggae influenced "Dreadlock Holiday" is a track that is sometimes much criticised, but looked upon objectively itīs a damn catchy, memorable and very well produced pop song. The same can be said about the rest of the material. Some of the tracks are sometimes lacking the compositional depth and oddball attitude of earlier material, but thereīs nothing offensively bad on "Bloody Tourists".

Overall itīs an enjoyable release that might not reach the hights of their best output, but certainly delivers entertainment on a satisfactory level. Iīd say a 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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