November 30, 2019

Belinda Carlisle - Runaway Horses (1989)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Pop Rock, Pop
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© 1989 MCA Records
AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson
Fair or unfair, Belinda Carlisle's solo recordings were destined to be compared to the Go-Go's. Carlisle resented the constant comparisons, but as great an impact as the group had, did she really expect anything different? Understandably, rock critics missed the harder-edged Carlisle, but in fact, the more polished and slicker one has had her moments. Runaway Horses, Carlisle's third solo release, isn't as strong as Heaven on Earth -- let alone her work with the Go-Go's -- but is generally likeable and appealing. Although not most critics' cup of tea, the good-spirited, romantic idealism of "Valentine," "Leave a Light On," "Whatever It Takes," and other sugary pop/rock and power pop confections is tough to resist.

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