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Suzanne Vega – Suzanne Vega (1985)

February 8, 2013

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I’m realizing as the project goes along, I won’t be able to fully dissect or appreciate each album’s individual ‘importance.’

Suzanne Vega’s debut falls in that category.  Perhaps not world-changing, but I suppose not every album should be Fear of a Black Planet. 

That’s not intended as a slight; in the right context, Suzanne Vega is flawless.

Suzanne’s voice fits neatly into the alto range, the acoustic guitar work is anything but intrusive, and it’s tough to argue with 10 good songs in less than 36 minutes.

It certainly works nicely for background music when completing otherwise uninspiring tasks.


From → 1980s

  1. I probably haven’t heard this album since 1985! Is this the one with Luka?

    • I believe Luka was on the next album, Marlene on the wall was probably the most familiar one here.
      I recently learned that her song “Tom’s Diner” is inspired by the restaurant that would later be the restaurant in Seinfeld!

  2. far out site rock on!

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