LAURIE ANDERSON Released Her Brilliant Debut Album ‘BIG SCIENCE’ 40 Years Ago Today

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19 April 2022

Artist: LAURIE ANDERSON
Who: Beloved avant-garde artist.
Lou Reed’s widow (74 now).
Active: 1969-present / 7 LPs

Anniversarsy album: BIG SCIENCE
Released: 19 April 1982 – 40 years ago today

AllMusic said: “There was a backlash against Laurie Anderson in “serious” musical and
artistic circles after the completely unexpected mainstream commercial success of her debut album, Big Science. (The eight-plus-minute single “O Superman” was a chart hit in England, unbelievably enough.) A fair listen to Big Science leaves the impression that jealousy must have been at the root of the reception because Big Science is in no way a commercial sellout. It’s a landmark release in the New York art scene of the ’80s, and quite possibly the best art rock album of the decade.”
Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: Big brilliant broadcast. Relevant then, now and in the future.

Single: Oh Superman…

Full album on Spotify…

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LAURIE ANDERSON: All Albums – Facebook


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