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The Circle & The Square

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One of the most sublimely spiritual albums ever made, Simon Toulson-Clarke and Julian Close's masterpiece of new wave, pop and world music (long before it was trendy) has become somewhat of a cult sensation with its re-release (complete with bonus tracks) in 2008. Though known primarily for the hits, "Lean on Me" and "For America," there is not a bad track among this lot. It is a hypnotically beautiful record, as endlessly listenable as it is perfectly performed. Legendary producers David Motion and Phill Brown lend a hand to fine-tuning this classic album's sheen. This is that rare album wherein the listener is left humming every single song. A perfect record -- and that is, indeed, an accomplishment.

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