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  • Anvilicious: A common criticism of the album is how un-subtle it is with the messages on its songs.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Despite being more on-the-nose than a zit, the politically-charged songs' messages are very much worth taking into consideration. Most notable is the case of "Under the God", whose critique of social and institutional racism ought not to be cast aside.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The song "Tin Machine" has a very similar Epic Riff to The Yardbirds' "Over Under Sideways Down".
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  • Vindicated by History: Zig-zagged; the album was initially released to rave reviews, but failed to match the commercial success of Let's Dance, Tonight, and Never Let Me Down (which it was a direct antithesis to), and was constantly ragged on by fans and critics in the decades after its release. However, it's began to see renewed appraisal over the years for its more authentic tone (compared to the perceived artificiality of Bowie's pop period) and for its anticipation of the early 90's grunge boom.

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