April 02, 2020

Oingo Boingo - Good For Your Soul (1983)

*First pressing. 
Contains 11 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: New Wave
Label Number: CD 3252

© 1983-1987 A&M Records
AllMusic Review by Steven McDonald
Not as highly regarded as Only a Lad or Dead Man's Party, Good for Your Soul may have been underrated in the Boingo canon. While there are moments where Elfman and company are straining a little ("Wake Up (It's 1984)"), there are other moments where the band is in full flight and at the top of their form -- "What Do You Want to Be?" gets the album off to a roaring start, "Cry of the Vatos" is a very warped anthem, and "No Spill Blood," inspired by The Island of Dr. Moreau, is a chilling, thundering commentary. Inconsistency is the sole problem here.

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