“Plastic Letters” by Blondie - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1978Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

There’s plenty of high-class action on the first side of “Plastic Letters” with the two glorious singles, “Denis” (the album’s sole cover) and “(I’m Always) Touched By Your Presence Dear” being the killer highlights. As a singles band, they’ve been immaculate to date, surely one of the best in the world at this time. Very few of the album cuts get close to the power and the glory of the 45s, but the pop-punk of “I’m On E” (which closes side 1) and the new wave pop of “I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No” (which opens up side 2) register well with me.

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A1 [02:38] 7.0.png Blondie - Fan Mail (Jimmy Destri) New Wave
A2 [02:19] 9.5.png Blondie - Denis (Neil Levenson) New Wave
A3 [02:49] 5.0.png Blondie - Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45) (Chris Stein) New Wave
A4 [03:00] 6.7.png Blondie - Youth Nabbed As Sniper (Chris Stein) New Wave
A5 [02:01] 6.2.png Blondie - Contact In Red Square (Jimmy Destri) New Wave
A6 [02:43] 10.0.png Blondie - (I’m Always) Touched By Your Presence Dear (Gary Valentine) New Wave
A7 [02:13] 7.5.png Blondie - I’m On E (Deborah Harry, Chris Stein) New Wave
B1 [02:51] 9.2.png Blondie - I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No (Deborah Harry, Jimmy Destri) New Wave
B2 [02:27] 5.8.png Blondie - Love At The Pier (Deborah Harry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B3 [02:56] 5.9.png Blondie - No Imagination (Jimmy Destri) New Wave
B4 [02:37] 5.3.png Blondie - Kidnapper (Jimmy Destri) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:28] 5.6.png Blondie - Detroit 442 (Chris Stein, Jimmy Destri) New Wave
B6 [04:24] 5.7.png Blondie - Cautious Lip (Chris Stein, Ronnie Toast) Blues Rock / Soul Rock

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