Rolling Stoned: 456

• #456: Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear

Wikipedia pulls no punches about this album: When Here, My Dear was released in the end of 1978, it was panned by consumers and critics alike, who called the album "bizarre" and "un-commercial". I'll agree that it's not really commercial.  There are no big standout hits and no hooky songs that get stuck in your head.  But, it's not terrible by any means.  Sure, it's pretty much entirely about breakup and heartache but if you wanted to put it on low in the background while you made sweet, sweet, love I bet it would work because it's Marvin Gaye.

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