Desolation Boulevard


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Review Text Sweet hit the peak of their powers on Desolation Boulevard, a wonderfully lightweight collection of fizzy melodies and big, dumb hooks. Essentially, the album consists of three dynamic singles buoyed by a bunch of filler, but those singles -- "Ballroom Blitz," "The 6-Teens," and "Fox on the Run" -- are addictive slices of bubblegum glam rock. And the filler is ridiculously silly and enjoyable, with "Sweet F.A.," "I Wanna Be Committed," and "No You Don't" sounding like a kind of bizarre prototype for the Ramones' punky bubblegum (only without the irony, of course). Although the filler is relatively strong, there are a number of weak patches on Desolation Boulevard, but it remains an intoxicatingly fun record and one that sounds surprisingly fresh, even with all of its kitschy '70s production techniques. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Ballroom Blitz - 4:06
  2. 2. Six Teens - 4:05
  3. 3. No You Don't - 5:36
  4. 4. A.C.D.C. - 3:28
  5. 5. I Wanna Be Committed - 3:13
  6. 6. Sweet F.A. - 6:15
  7. 7. Fox on the Run - 3:27
  8. 8. Set Me Free - 4:59
  9. 9. Into the Night - 4:25
  10. 10. Solid Gold Brass - 6:35

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