“Translucence” by Poly Styrene - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1981Album Chart of the Decade: 1980s

TJR says

Almost as if the 23-year-old Poly is on a mission to calm down, this pretty, vaguely hippy-ish, affair was a million miles away from her work with X-Ray Spex, but her winning charm succeeds, with the contributions of Kevin McAlea (keyboards) and Ted Bunting (saxophone, flute) emerging as the most prominent musical tones. “Toytown” / “Sub-Tropical” was the 45 pairing in late September, 1980. Discographers seem split as to whether the album itself was released in 1980 or 1981 and I've been unable to establish the release year as a fact, but I side with 1981 as per Wikipedia and Rate Your Music in the meantime.

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A1 [03:48] 8.4.png Poly Styrene - Dreaming (Marian Elliott) Alternative Folk
A2 [03:21] 6.6.png Poly Styrene - Toytown (Marian Elliott) New Wave
A3 [04:10] 6.8.png Poly Styrene - Sky Diver (Marian Elliott) Cerebral Pop
A4 [03:30] 5.4.png Poly Styrene - Day That Time Forgot (Marian Elliott) Songwriter
A5 [03:20] 5.1.png Poly Styrene - Shades (Marian Elliott) Songwriter
A6 [03:32] 6.1.png Poly Styrene - Essence (Marian Elliott) Alternative Folk
B1 [03:02] 4.9.png Poly Styrene - Hip City (Marian Elliott) Pop
B2 [02:32] 5.8.png Poly Styrene - Bicycle Song (Marian Elliott) Cerebral Pop
B3 [03:04] 6.4.png Poly Styrene - Sub-Tropical (Marian Elliott) Alternative Folk
B4 [03:12] 5.5.png Poly Styrene - Translucent (Marian Elliott) Songwriter
B5 [03:09] 5.1.png Poly Styrene - Age (Marian Elliott) Cerebral Pop
B6 [03:47] 6.0.png Poly Styrene - Goodbye (Marian Elliott) Songwriter

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