Billy Idol

Cyberpunk

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Cyberpunk, Idol's attempt to restyle himself as a futuristic cyber-rocker, only works when he falls back on his effortlessly catchy guitar hooks and melodies of his past hits (the first single, "Shock to the System," for instance). Unfortunately, most of the album is padded with pretentious speeches, sampled dialog, and underdeveloped songs. Especially noteworthy is his techno-dance interpretation of the Velvet Underground's "Heroin" (featuring a repeated Patti Smith quote), which is one of the worst covers ever recorded.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:01
2 4:34 SpotifyAmazon
3 0:19
4 3:33 SpotifyAmazon
5 5:07 SpotifyAmazon
6 6:23 SpotifyAmazon
7 4:34 SpotifyAmazon
8 4:46 SpotifyAmazon
9 0:27
10 3:53 SpotifyAmazon
11 6:57 SpotifyAmazon
12 0:22
13 7:24 SpotifyAmazon
14 4:52 SpotifyAmazon
15
0:38
16 5:47 SpotifyAmazon
17 4:37 SpotifyAmazon
18
0:25
19 5:03 SpotifyAmazon
20
0:56
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