Someone asked about another red-hot platter from the plentiful land of AOR.

The eponymous 1987 release from Esquire could possibly be the greatest album from the second half of the 1980s! Their sweepingly robust sound stood midway between contemporaneous Yes and Heart, but with better songwriting than either of those bands ever managed on any album after 1983. Esquire should have been huge; but then again, 1987 saw the proliferation of empty, tuneless hair metal and dance pop, against which the anthemic might of Esquire probably sounded too distracting.

Esquire – “To the Rescue”


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