A Flock Of Seagulls Albums Ranked

A Flock Of Seagulls Albums

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A Flock Of Seagulls Albums Ranked list look at an English band that arrived on the scene in the late 70s and had a string of big-time hits that music fans fell instantly in love with. Hailing from a city in England made famous by The Beatles called Liverpool, A Flock of Seagulls delivered a fresh sound that clearly inspired many New Wave bands of the early eighties. The band did not release a lot of music. Only six studio albums are credited to the band. The band’s first album entitled A Flock of Seagulls was released in 1982. Original members included Mike Score on lead vocals and keyboards, Paul Reynolds on guitars, Frank Maudsley on bass and Ali Score on drums. Their debut album contained four big hit singles. The band’s debut album was followed up a year later with the album entitled Listen.

Continuing with their one album release a year, A Flock of Seagulls returned in 1984 with the album The Story of a Young Heart. It would be the last album to feature the original band. The next record A Dream Come True was released in 1986. In 1995, keyboardist and vocalist Mike Score (the guy with the hair) was then the only original member of A Flock of Seagulls left when his group released the album entitled The Light At The End Of The World. That would become the last album released with the band’s name A Flock of Seagulls connected to it. That is until the 2018 release of the album Ascension. That album featured the return of all four original members to re-record many of their big hits with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

The band also released a great EP in 1981 entitled Modern Love Is Automatic. There were five songs on the EP including the fabulous song “Telecommunication.” since there are only five songs on the EP, it doesn’t qualifying as a studio album. Yet the song “Telecommunication,” was one of their biggest hits of their career. It was included in all the A Flock of Seagulls compilation albums that came out over the years. It was also included on the band’s debut album. There were triple the amount of compilation albums than there were original studio releases.The best one being released in 1987 entitled The Best of A Flock of Seagulls.  

Our A Flock Of Seagull albums list takes a deeper look at the six released A Flock Of Seagull albums the band issued throughout their career.

# 6 – Ascension

We open up our Flock Of Seagull albums article with the album Ascension. The album featured for the first time since 1984 all original members of the band including Mike Score on lead vocals and keyboards, Paul Reynolds on guitars, Frank Maudsley on bass and Ali Score on drums. There was only one new song released on the album. The 12 other tracks were taken from the band’s first three albums. It’s fascinating to listen to these classic A Flock of Seagulls songs performed with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. This is an album to definitely check out. The Ascension album was released in 2018.

# 5 – Dream Come True

Continuing with our A Flock Of Seagull albums ranked article we turn to the album Dream Come True. The album was released in 1986. The album featured Mike Score Ali Score and Frank Maudsley. The album produced no big hit singles. Only two songs were released as singles including the track “Who’s That Girl” which had nothing to do with the Madonna song and “Heart Beat Like A Drum.” This one was a bit of a disappointment after the success of the first three albums.

# 4 – The Light At The End Of The World

At number four on our A Flock of Seagulls albums list is the album The Light At The End Of The World. The album was released in 1995. A Flock of Seagulls have not released an album in over 10 years. The only original member on the album The Light At The End Of The World  remained Mike Score. The album featured new band members Dean Pichette on bass, the slick Ed Berner on guitar,and A.J. Mazzetti on drums. This is actually a pretty good album. Mike Score had been holding onto a lot of songs for many years for this one. The album’s opening track “Burnin’ Up,” is by far best track on the record.

# 3 – The Story Of A Young Heart

The Story Of A Young Heart was the third Flock Of Seagull albums the band released. It is also the last A Flock of Seagulls albums to break into any of the music charts around the world. The album was issued in 1984. It is the last album to feature all four original members of the band until their 2018 release. Although the album did not do as well commercially as the first two records, there were still many great tracks to be heard on the album. Those would include the wonderful single “The More You Live, The More You Love,” and the albums tracks “European (I Wish I Was),” and “Over My Head.” This one is worth picking up.

# 2 – Listen

For many bands it’s tough to follow up a debut album that just goes completely viral all around the world. A Flock of Seagulls did a pretty good job with their record entitled Listen. In facts the album featured maybe their most popular song of all time or at least their most loved in the track  “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You).” the album was released in 1983. At the time like a seagulls have become an MTV darling. The song  “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You).” got tremendous airplay on the video channel. Are the great tracks on the album included the singles “Nightmares,” “(It’s Not Me) Talking, ” and “Transfer Affection.” This was synth pop taken to a whole new level. Keyboard salesmen in musical instrument stores around the world loved these guys.

# 1 – A Flock Of Seagulls

At number one on our A Flock Of Seagull albums ranked article list is the band’s stunning debut album entitled A Flock of Seagulls. The album was released in 1982. This album was loaded with great songs including the singles “Telecommunication” and “Modern Love Is Automatic” which had already been released on their EP. However it was the single “I Ran (So Far Away)” turn the pain into a household name but the very low-budget video played on MTV constantly that people could just not get enough of. And we can’t forget to mention the fabulous “Space Age Love Song.” This was an album that helped fuel the dominance of synthesisers in pop music for the rest of the decade.

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