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Big Science

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4.3 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews

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Big Science prompted trendy early-'80s art students to plug in their synthesizers and start their own postpunk performance-art-cum-rock-&-roll projects. The album actually produced a hit single in the form of "O Superman." That track and "Let X=X" are the two best-known things from this album, which is a condensation of United States, Anderson's four-and-a-half-hour performance-art piece. The entire show is available as United States Live, a four-disc box set. Big Science, however, presents the cream of the crop. Although a lot of Anderson's shrill non sequiturs seemed annoying at the time of her breakthrough, she predicted techno music years before it happened. Still, as rock critic J.D. Considine pointed out, her creations are often closer to theater than to music. --Bill Holdship

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Disc: 1

  1. From The Air
  2. Big Science
  3. Sweaters
  4. Walking & Falling
  5. Born, Never Asked
  6. O Superman (For Massenet)
  7. Example #22
  8. Let X=X
  9. It Tango

Product details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002KNM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,369 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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