Glittering Prize 1981-1992 Even if you harbor a fondness for '80s synth-pop, this overview of Simple Minds' material only underscores how often the band dressed to excess. The… Glittering Prize 1981-1992 Even if you harbor a fondness for '80s synth-pop, this overview of Simple Minds' material only underscores how often the band dressed to excess. The… Simple Minds Reissues
Music Review

Glittering Prize 1981-1992 (1993)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Lead Performance: Simple Minds; Genre: Reissues

Even if you harbor a fondness for '80s synth-pop, this overview of Simple Minds' material only underscores how often the band dressed to excess. The songs on Glittering Prize 1981-1992 have alluring beading and brocade, but the music has no gut. And false longing hangs all over Jim Kerr's grave voice like a cheap rayon suit. C

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints
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