1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

518. Kilimanjaro – The Teardrop Explodes

Original album is tracks 1-12, oddly enough with the title track excluded from the album. 

Brief Background: Kilimanjaro is the debut album by the Liverpool New Wave and Post-Punk band The Teardrop Explodes. The album was released in 1980.

What I think: I’m always excited when an album comes up that I’ve never heard of and that is what happened with this one. I thought maybe it would be a really cool UK New Wave band that has escaped my notice. It is a UK New Wave band with a lot of Post-Punk built in, but it really isn’t all that great.

To me a lot of it sounds a lot like Interpol. To some that may be a great, but for me it’s not an overall enjoyable experience. It didn’t grab me and just floats in the background. Not in a good way either, just in that way that I don’t have anything to write about it. I can say “Treason” has some great moments and “When I Dream” is a really good pop song, but that is about it.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I’ll pass, it’s just not remarkable.

Rating (Out of 5) 1.5

Amazon Rating of Kilimanjaro 4.3/5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (368/484)

Amount that are new to me: 76%


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