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Where do i start with them? Is there a definitive best of?
Their best album is the one with the Andy Warhol-ish cover art. Also, Love Spit Love was rounded hated by the critics, but really they were pretty good...as you will note every time your g/f watches Charmed reruns on TV (LSL do a very decent How Soon Is Now).
'All of this and Nothing'.
As they are not really my favorite band in the world. But I have listened to a few of their albums and the only one with bothering with is "Talk Talk Talk". It is a solid sort-of-post-punk album and it has "Pretty in Pink" on it. Their later stuff is more radio-friendly pop, but aside from a few singles the albums don't hold their own.
Cue the fanboys to argue otherwise.
but it really was appallingly produced. Any of the comps are good.
The furs were an incredibly important part of my life growing up in the late 80's, partly cos no one else i knew had a clue about them, and i'm often reminded of certain events when i hear them. Started getting back into them recently and they still sound as good as ever. My only visit to the wirless festival was about 5 years ago as somehow they had found themselves low down on the bill on the main stage. Had never seen them before and it was an astonishing tears in the eyes moment. Very few people watching but we all had the awe struck look on our faces.
Mirror Moves is a great album, but as said above, any compilation will do.
that the first 2 are the best to start off with - "The Psychedelic Furs" and "Talk Talk Talk", with the later being the better of the two.
I'd say Talk talk talk is their best one.
I like Forever Now too, but it's not to everyone's taste and I know a few people that can't stand it.