Blondie ‎– Parallel Lines 

Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy (just in time, given the decline of the new wave) and emerged as a pure pop band. But it wasn't just Chapman that made Parallel Lines Blondie's best album; it was the band's own songwriting, including Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, and James Destri's "Picture This," and Harry and Stein's "Heart of Glass," and Harry and new bass player Nigel Harrison's "One Way or Another," plus two contributions from nonbandmember Jack Lee, "Will Anything Happen?" and "Hanging on the Telephone." That was enough to give Blondie a number one on both sides of the Atlantic with "Heart of Glass" and three more U.K. hits, but what impresses is the album's depth and consistency -- album tracks like "Fade Away and Radiate" and "Just Go Away" are as impressive as the songs pulled for singles. The result is state-of-the-art pop/rock circa 1978, with Harry's tough-girl glamour setting the pattern that would be exploited over the next decade by a host of successors led by Madonna. 5 Stars - W. Ruhlmann allmusic.com

Tracklist 

A1 Hanging On The Telephone
A2 One Way Or Another
A3 Picture This
A4 Fade Away And Radiate
A5 Pretty Baby
A6 I Know But I Don't Know
B1 11:59
B2 Will Anything Happen?
B3 Sunday Girl
B4 Heart Of Glass
B5 I'm Gonna Love You Too
B6 Just Go Away

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Brand Rock/Pop

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