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More Specials is an October 1980 album from the ska band The Specials. The album was the band's second, after Specials, and expanded the group's 2 tone sound to include lounge music and other influences.

It includes collaborations with The Go-Go's, Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers and Lee Jay Thompson from Madness.

The lyrics, like the previous album, were often intensely political and expressed outrage over the perceived hypocrisies of the UK government.

Although More Specials was a hit in… read more

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  • Avatar for Rawlineuk
    Hey guys, if you loved this, check out the new track from NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS. It's awesome! #Ska #rudeboy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM4bXy2sj8I
  • Avatar for medwayrock
    i loved the muzak and the mixing of different styles , mr dammers always took it forwards
  • Avatar for nuttyrudeboy
    This album is a fantastic step into the unknown and stands up with the test of time, different from but still with a connection to the roots of their first
  • Avatar for IanCurtis13
    Very underrated....
  • Avatar for jediknightlinc
    Well said, monbozia!
  • Avatar for monbozia
    This album might be as good as the first. It is EXTREMELY different, granted. It's not as 'fun' as the debut; it's darker, and a lot more experimental and eclectic (I can hear lounge, calypso, jazz, funk, and muzak (heh) mixed into that ska/reggae base), but they pull it off brilliantly. Just makes me respect The Specials even more.
  • Avatar for tizudyzae
    agreed, i can't stop listening to international jet set !
  • Avatar for Jimmert
    disagree. this album is highly underrated and has some of the best specials tracks to ever be released on it.
  • Avatar for fandor11n
    a TERRIBLE disappointment after their storming debut album, Jerry Dammers interest in muzak leads to an collection of lift music!!! I binned my copy, but still love their earlier work.

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