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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
Spideystyle ,

Where's Heart of Glass?

Song 10, Heart of Glass, is missing. Never buying until it shows up.

Mark D R Stern ,

Best of Blondie's Albums

Rolling Stone put Parallel Lines in their top 100 albums (rock) of all time. And iTunes has incorrectly labelled it as "pop": it is rock, Blondie being one of the best bands to survive CBGB's punk rock scene.
Parallel Lines is mostly the creative genius of front singer Deborah Harry 's lyrics and guitarist Chris Stein 's music. Two tracks are the genius of former keyboardist Jimmy Destri. Some, like Hanging on the Telephone are covers which are so good that they are associated with Blondie.
What is track 10 that one reviewer used to justify a one star rating ? Heart of Glass (disco version)! Deborah Harry hates that song! It was written as a tongue in cheek joke. But producer Mike Chapman reworked it in the studio to be a true disco hit.Does that justify a single star? No! Do not take vague reviews at face value.

Trekkepepeelhasteisthelawrong ,

Great album, BUT

Song #10 has been unceremoniously removed, so zero stars, if I could.

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