Big Star - Third - Review
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critics' view

It’s safe to say there would have been no modern pop movement without Big Star. Everyone from the Replacements, the dB’s, the Bangles and R.E.M. to Teenage Fanclub and Ride is beholden to Big Star for the post-Beatles, post-Velvets trails the band blazed in the early Seventies. Big Star dared to be poppishly offbeat when both pop music and nonconformity were being beaten back by the industry-driven push toward corporate rock and laid-back singer-songwriters.

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