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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

OINGO BOINGO / Good For Your Soul [1983]

Continuing the trend of critics hating them and fans loving them, dork-rockers Oingo Boingo really come into their own on 1983's Good For Your Soul.  
Scaling back the punk sound they had been getting a little to comfortable with, Elfman brings the ska and African influences in the foreground.  Juggling country and new wave into the mix, Good For Your Soul has a difficult time really gelling together into a cohesive listening experience, which is unfortunate considering each song showcases Elfman's strongest songwriting yet.

3½ Laws of Dr. Moreau out of 5

Songs Of Note:  Pictures Of YouLittle Guns

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