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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Modern Lovers, 'Modern Lovers'


Modern Lovers, 'Modern Lovers'
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Beserkly, 1976

Jonathan Richman moved from Boston to New York in the hopes of sleeping on Lou Reed's couch. That influence shows on the two-chord anthem "Roadrunner." Recorded in 1972 but not released until 1976, Lovers hot-wired the Velvets' tough sounds to odes of suburban romanticism.


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