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The Blind Leading the Naked

Violent Femmes Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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1. Old Mother Reagan
2. No Killing
3. Faith
4. Breakin' Hearts
5. Special
6. Love & Me Make Three
7. Candlelight Song
8. I Held Her In My Arms
9. Children Of The Revolution
10. Good Friend
11. Heartache
12. Cold Canyon
13. Two People

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2.0 out of 5 stars bland leading the naked May 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
A little better than "3" but not by much. The music has a fuller sound and more instrumentation is used in a kind of country-blues format. However, non of these things rescue the album from the weak songwriting and again songs meander to the point of becoming obselete. Gano's vocals like "3" are annoying and whining.
I've only heard this and "3" - maybe there are better albums, but i won't have either in my CD player anytime soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bump and grind; have a good time Dec 1 2002
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The Blind Leading the Naked, the third album from the Violent Femmes, has never received the attention and acclaim it deserves. It has its own sound and identity; moving away from the brash, angst-ridden testimonials of the group's early days toward a softer, sometimes mellow sound. Love & Me Make Three, World Without Mercy, Candlelight Song, Two People, and Good Friend are rather somber and sometimes soothing. Of course, Gordon Gano can only be mellow for so long. Old Mother Reagan provides a quick and furious introduction to the album, and this initial energy carries over into the first third of the tracks. No Killing is great, and Faith follows up on the sort of driving religious track introduced on the Hallowed Ground album. Breakin' Hearts has a Buddy Holly feel to it that I really like. Gano turns his frenzied vocals loose on Special and I Held Her in My Arms; these two songs, combined with the unrestrained Heartache and Cold Canyon tracks, help give this album a great balance between the hard-hitting songs you would expect from the Violent Femmes and the unusual softer side that Gano and the guys give birth to here. Accompanied by the unique musical stylings of The Horns of Dilemma and produced by the Talking Heads' very own Jerry Harrison, The Blind Leading the Naked is a great album that introduces us to an entirely new type of sound from this always unpredictable and unorthodox trio of musical entrepreneurs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A 1986 folk rock wonder. Oct. 20 2001
Format:Audio CD
Violent Femmes began their career known as the band that is best at mixing folk, rock, and really weird, if not creepy, lyrics. The Blind Leading The Naked, VF's 3rd album, definitely follows in that tradition with songs such as "No Killing" and the ever-famous "Old Mother Reagan". I recommend it to all - to dance to, to listen to, to scare your parents with...
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