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The Age of Consent

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Album Review

To say The Age of Consent is a great album of dance-oriented synth-pop music is to sell it extremely short; this is simply a great album, period. Jimmy Somerville's soaring tenor may take some getting used to, but the songs, many of them dealing with homophobia and alienation (none more eloquently than "Smalltown Boy"), are compelling vignettes about the vagaries of life as a gay man. Cynics predisposed to dismissing entire genres of music based on trendiness or a limited appeal ("dance music is for dancing, not listening") miss the point in lumping this in with more mindless forays into techno or neo-disco. As the Pet Shop Boys (the world's greatest disco band) proved a few years later, you can have substantive content and wrap it up in a compelling, visceral, dance-oriented package. Few bands understood this better, or earlier, than Bronski Beat.

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background trivia

originally released with the ages of consent of many European countries for two males to have sex listed boldly on the back, it quickly got taken off shelves in America and this was omitted. (of course the ages of consent were low in most European countries)

Brings Back Memories

I have the LP but had not been able to find this on cd. Even if you don't remember the gay clubs of the '80's, you'll like this album. It'll make you want to get up and dance!

The age of consent

I bought this album when it first came out in 1984, I still love it.
Jimmy's voice is amazing, the beat of Why and Smalltown boy makes me want to dance always.
Thank you for such wonderful music.

Biography

Formed: 1983 in London, England

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '80s, '90s

London's Bronski Beat will be remembered for a number of things. Anyone who has seen the video for "Smalltown Boy" — which remains gripping and sobering decades later — can likely recall at least one of its scenes in vivid detail. It was only Bronski Beat's first single, but it became the group's best-known, reaching the top of Billboard's U.S. dance chart while peaking at number three on the U.K. pop chart. More importantly, the song was typical for the group in that it centered on singer...
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