Crime & the City Solution are an Australian rock music band, which formed in late 1977 by singer-songwriter and mainstay, Simon Bonney. They disbanded in 1979 with bootleg recordings and demos that are extremely rare. In late 1983, Bonney traveled to London. Two years later he formed another version of the group there with members of the recently disbanded The Birthday Party; later they transferred to Berlin, where they issued four albums – Room of Lights (1986), Shine (1988), The Bride Ship (1989) and Paradise Discotheque (1990) – before disbanding again in 1991. In 2012 Bonney reformed the band in Detroit with two veterans of the Berlin era and a handful of new members.

Critic David Sheridan described the band's music as characterized by slow tempos, dark moods and Bonney's forlorn vocals, all of which can range from "endurance testing" at worst to "hauntingly beautiful" at best.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1986 Room of Lights 2
1988 Shine 3
1989 The Bride Ship 2
1990 Paradise Discotheque 3
2013 American Twilight 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 A History of Crime, Berlin 1987-1991: An Introduction to Crime & The City Solution 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 The Adversary - Live 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1988 On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain) 1
1989 The Shadow of No Man 1
1990 I Have the Gun 1
1990 The Dolphins and the Sharks 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1985 Just South of Heaven 4 1
1985 The Dangling Man E.P. 3 1
1986 The Kentucky Click / Adventure 5 2

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