New Releases
Home » Pop » H2O (Remastered) by Daryl Hall & John Oates

H2O (Remastered) by Daryl Hall & John Oates

H2O (Remastered) by Daryl Hall & John Oates

iTunes Review

Hall & Oates were the perfect group for 1982, a year that saw lite R&B, crunchy new wave, and eccentric synth-pop all sharing space at the top of the charts. H20 returns to the biting guitar and crisp drums that made Private Eyes a success, but here the sound is tempered by sweeter hooks and more pillowy synths. Songs like “Italian Girls” go right to the verge of cheese, but Hall & Oates keep enough edge and self-knowing wit about them to prevent anything from becoming too sappy. The album’s smash single, “Maneater,” is a song that flirts with smooth jazz but stays taut enough to make it all feel just right. Elsewhere, Hall & Oates lay the blueprint for the era’s every musical trend: jittery Elvis Costello-esque pop (“Delayed Reaction”), the stadium power ballad (“Go Solo”), even quiet storm R&B (“Open All Night”). “One On One” is the confection that no one else ever managed to replicate. Even…

ads  banner




Related Videos

x

Check Also

Live in London by The Hollies

Biography Formed: 1962 in Manchester, England Genre: Rock Years Active: ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, ...

Good Day – BTS

Good Day Youth BTS Genre: K-Pop Price: $1.29 Release Date: March 15, 2016 © ℗ ...

Hello, Shooting-Star – moumoon

Hello, Shooting-Star Hello, Shooting-Star – Single moumoon Genre: J-Pop Price: $1.29 Release Date: February 25, ...