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Colossal Youth

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Disc 1 of 2
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Searching For Mr Right
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Include Me Out
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The Taxi
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Eating Noddemix
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Constantly Changing
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N.I.T.A.
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Colossal Youth
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Music For Evenings
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The Man Amplifier
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Choci Loni
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Wurlitzer Jukebox
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Salad Days
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Credit In The Straight World
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Brand - New - Life
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Wind In The Rigging
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Disc 2 of 2
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This Way (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Posed By Models (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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TheClock (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Clicktalk (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Zebra Trucks (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Sporting Life (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Final Day (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Radio Silents (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Cakewalking (Taken From The Final Day Single)
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Ode To Booker T (Taken From The Is The War Over Compilation)
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Have Your Toupee Ready (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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N.I.T.A. (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Brand - New - Life (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Zebra Trucks (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Choci Loni (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Wind In The Rigging (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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The Man Shares His Meal With His Beast (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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The Taxi (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Constantly Changing (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Music For Evenings (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Credit In The Straight World (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Eating Noddemix (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Ode To Booker T (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Radio Silents (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Hayman (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Loop The Loop (Taken From The Salad Days Album)
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 41   Total Length: 98:39

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Influential.

infinitejest

Takes the Gang of Four paradigm, stips it down even further, adding a sweet female vocal presence and a little kraut rock drone. Especially effective use of brevity in song-writing. Nab that entire disc 1, enjoy.

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Superb.

egreenwood

There is a minimal amount of noise, but the instruments and vocals cut so smoothly through the air. It's become one of my go-to albums, and I am just in love with the music. Download some now

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minimal-maximalism must have

yourimaginaryfriend

proving all you need is a pure voice, melodics, and well played intertwined guitar/bass. this lays the groundwork of all decent pop/indie pop today. if you arent familiar with these guys and you consider yourself a student of music, then this is essential school supplies. lovely stuff. take note: Final Day.

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Stellar. A landmark.

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Disk 1 and tracks 7-9 from disk 2 are absolutely essential. In my opinion you don't really need the alternate versions. And the instrumental Testcard EP (tracks 1-5 of disk 2) is not as essential as the album and first single.

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They Say All Music Guide

Young Marble Giants’ Colossal Youth is a collection of sparse, evocative tunes emphasizing Alison Statton’s floating vocals and minimal guitar/organ/bass/drum machine arrangements. Comparable to little else from its time or since, this is rock music at its most austere. The original album had 15 songs; subsequent CD editions added a few more. But the 2007 edition on Domino is the one to buy, pushing the total to 46 tracks, with additions from the Testcard EP, the 1979 “Final Day” single, the Salad Days album, a compilation cut, and a 1980 session for John Peel — everything they ever did, in fact. – Richie Unterberger