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Ultravox: Rage in Eden (Chrysalis CHR 1338)

Steven X Rea, High Fidelity, January 1982

LATELY, ULTRAVOX has been experiencing a new surge of popularity in Europe and America. Though lumped in with the "new romantic" movement spearheaded by fashion maven Steve Strange (a one-time Ultravox member himself), Adam and the Ants, and Bow Wow Wow, this British quartet has been plying its trade for over a half-decade. Since its formation in 1975, the band has evolved from a too-serious Roxy Music-style art-rock combo into a neo-Teutonic electronic outfit whose artifice and postured decadence conceal a good deal of wit and some adept musicianship.

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