"Sunčana strana ulice" is the opus magnum of Azra's studio career, tied only by "Filigranski pločnici" (the band's third album, which I'll post in the future): it was a double vynil, with six songs on each side, and it lasted over an hour.
Štulić worked hard on the acoustic guitar sound (particularly high and sharp) and on echo techniques (in some moments the percussion are threated as in Jamaican dub records), while the arrangements ranged from folk ballads to rock'n'roll, crossing some cripple post-punk miniatures. Mišo Hrnjak's bass guitar is often prominent, and some songs are heavily marked by the presence of wind instruments (saxes, trumpet, tuba, harmonica).
The biggest hit of the album, "Odlazak u noć", is a jangle-pop gem which predates English-speaking indie-pop (only Orange Juice's "Falling and Laughing" was released before it). Other impressive numbers are the choral power-pop anthem "Užas je moja furka", the obscure tango of "Kurvini sinovi", and the indolent post-punk of "Poljubi me", but honestly, nearly every song deserves attention.
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