The Fixx   Reach the Beach
Release Date: 1983

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5.0 classicONEPUNCHMAN | September 18th 17

Rewind back to Christmas of last year and I had just recieved a vinyl player from my mom. I can't recall for the life of me why I asked for one, probably just to be cool, but mostly for all of the cool vinyl I knew my parents had stocked away. Ladies and gents, the album I received that morning was; The Fixx's Reach the Beach. Despite the fact that I have no basic understanding of what most of these songs are about nor do I believe them to be too complex, I found out one major statement.

This album is outstanding.

I don't know about you, but when I think great bass/guitar lead-ins, "One Thing Leads to Another" and "Saved By Zero" instantly come to mind. Diving deeper into the beach reveals all of these tracks are driven by extremely lit synthesizer leads and some super catchy choruses, all driven by the sweet spoken word lyrics of Cy Churin (Coolest name ever). The absolute God-tier "Opinions" verse 2 opener is to this day one of the greatest pick-up lines that can possibly be spoken; "I don't play chess but I could play with you." I probably have done absolutely nothing to prove to you this album is worthy of a 5 rating, but that's because it's just too hard to put into words. This album is an experience, plain and simple.

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5.0 classicAnimalsAsSummit | October 25th 16



4.0 excellentcjrmack | March 22nd 13

Their best. The Fixx are a lot better than critics give them credit for.


4.0 excellentLeftyMcRighty | December 15th 17
4.0 excellentDoofusWainwright CONTRIBUTOR | October 7th 17
3.0 goodI Am Saruman, The Multicoloured | September 27th 17
3.5 greattemptationFruit | September 18th 17
3.5 greatTwigTW | September 18th 17
3.5 greatxfearbefore | May 9th 17
4.0 excellentdiolives80s | March 26th 17
5.0 classicLachesisV | October 1st 16
3.5 greatDivaman | September 2nd 16
4.0 excellentRobbit | September 1st 16
2.5 averageKyleW | September 1st 16
3.5 greatClairebear531 | June 28th 15
4.5 superbSuperreallycool | December 24th 14
3.5 greatSalteyBacon | August 14th 14
4.5 superbdecoyoctopus | August 1st 14
4.0 excellentsmackiepipe | June 18th 14
4.5 superbuzen | May 19th 14
2.0 poorKaramazov | January 19th 13
5.0 classicGlennPageMusic | February 14th 12
4.0 excellentBigHans | November 8th 11
3.5 greatDickGraves | September 15th 10
2.5 averageEgglord | March 10th 08

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