Oh, No! It's Devo/Freedom of Choice

Oh, No! It's Devo/Freedom of Choice

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Virgin combined two of Devo's early-'80s albums, Oh, No! It's Devo and Freedom of Choice, on one disc. Freedom of Choice, arguably Devo's strongest musical effort, revolves around relationships, insecurity, and the lack of flexibility in the American psyche. Their arrangements achieve an effective balance between guitars and synths, and the band's highly stylized visual component, this time featuring flowerpot-shaped "energy dome" hats, paid off in the video for "Whip It." The single went gold and helped the album sell over a million copies. Just barely less essential than Q: Are We Not Men?. However, by the point of 1982's Oh, No! It's Devo, much of the band's endearing quirkiness had evaporated. Their sound here was not all that distinguishable from other new wave groups, and apart from a few songs, such as "That's Good" and "Peek-a-Boo," they simply weren't as musically or lyrically interesting as before. Incredibly, it seemed that Devo had not only lost their focus, but were out of ideas as well. Subsequent releases would only confirm this assessment.

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Release Date: 06/30/1998
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0077778699729
catalogNumber: 786997
Rank: 7712

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Oh, No! It's Devo/Freedom of Choice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have every Devo song, and I think that this album is the best. All 24 songs (Peek-a-boo is in there twice)are of a high standard, with stand-outs including 'Girl U Want', 'Turnaround'(classic rare b-side), 'It's not right' and 'Time out for fun', but I think all the songs are great. If you don't have any Devo albums, I strongly recommend this one to start you off. It really is fantastic!