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History of Modern Import

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  • Audio CD (28 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: ADA [Wea 1-Stop Account]
  • ASIN: B003Y7L5W8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Paulie T on 9 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Always loved OMD back in the day. In fact they were the first band I ever went and saw live . Was well into them, up to and including Dazzle Ships, I thought they were fantastic. If they'd split or died after Dazzle Ships, people would hail them as the english Kraftwerk, what a loss to music etc. As it was, they got poppier, hit paydirt in the US, and for my mind got far less interesting. I still loved the early stuff a lot, and saw them on tour couple of years ago. Got free tickets to see them at the BBC Radio 2 live at the Mermaid theatre last week, and was blown away by their and the crowd's enthusiasm. I'd listened to a few of the songs from History of Modern on line, and decided to buy it after the Mermaid gig. I am not disappointed. This is a return to the kraut-rock/electro influences of yore. A couple of patchy tunes, but that would be quibbling. Well worth getting. Excellent return to form.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By rockgirl on 21 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
There's been a recent resurge of electronic music in the past few years which is definitely not a bad thing, especially for someone like myself who, at a very young age, got turned onto the best of the best in the 80's...OMD. They churned out an impressive number of hits both in their original lineup and also when Andy McCluskey went solo with the name. But alas, music changes and what was once "in", got pushed out for a new phase and sadly, by the mid 90's, OMD disappeared....until now.

14 years is a long time and a lot can happen but founding members Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys have found a way to bridge the gap of time and produce what could arguably be called one of their best albums of their career. Offering a hybrid of new and old sounds, this gem is likely to not only please the long-standing fans but grab a whole new generation who, perhaps unknowingly, have been listening to OMD through influence in bands such as The Killers and LCD Soundsystem.

Opener NEW BABIES: NEW TOYS comes rearing out of the gate with a 'take that' attitude. It's edgier than what many think or remember OMD sounding but easily fits into todays mainstream with its bombastic bass, distorted vocals and heavy, head-bopping beats. It's followed by first single IF YOU WANT IT, a song written originally by Mr. M. in his girl band Atomic Kitten era. But filled with a catchy melody and choral "aws" it works, much in thanks to the retention of his valuable vocal quality at the ripe young age of 51!

HoM PART 1 and 2 are definitely OMD in their "pop hits" area and PART 1 is, in my opinion, OMD at their best. Mr. H.'s synths, earlier described as 'call and reply' play well with Mr. M.'s addicting refrain, laced with lovely harmonies. I challenge anyone to try sitting still for this one!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Sandèn on 27 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I couldn't believe when I first heard it. The original OMD is doing a new album! And what a beautiful album it is! 13 new tracks that won't disappoint any old OMD fan. Electronic pop at it's best. It's a wonderful mix of the best of the 80`s with a new, modern sound. It's crisp and delicate. For me the album was topped off with a perfect concert in London nov -10.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RoHLand on 2 Jun. 2012
Format: Audio CD
History of Modern for me means a successful return and one of OMD's best albums in years. I really don't understand all the bickering by the likes of the BBC (only if you're some kind of Architecture&Morality orthodox).

Anyway I really felt convinced and enthralled from the start. So good in fact, that I'd like to give a brief song by song run-down.

"New Babies: New Toys" starts off quite harsh and well, it has vindictive lyrics by Andy McCluskey (against the music industry), a strong bassline remotely reminiscent of certain New Order/Joy Division tracks, various effects (distortion i.a.) and some nice synth melodies (the verses I like better than the slightly pompous chorus though).

"If You Want It" was the first single from the album; I like the beautiful verses (music, beat and singing), but find the chorus a bit overblown, more reminiscent of the likes of Tears for Fears, e.g. "Seeds of Love" (as I also like TFF, this is not really a bad thing).

"History of Modern part I" for me is the first highlight of the album; it's a driving song with a strong synth-bass and drum(computer)beat, beautiful arrangement and a catchy synth hook interchanging with Andy's theatrical vocals; to me this songs sounds like an updated version of certain A&M tracks.

the second highlight "History of Modern part II" follows suit: it has a brooding atmosphere (some kind of reflective melancholia), throbbing synth/sequencer lines and Andy's emotive lyrics (about some kind of vague but relentless fear or desperation); the chorus I find a bit overblown again (not as much as on "If You Want it" though).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth on 27 Dec. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Opening track 'New Babies: New Toys' is a rocking anthem that immediately sets the tone for what is to come: a mixture of rockier and poppier songs and a mix of old and new OMD. Lead single 'If You Want It' is actually the most disappointing thing here for me; mellower than the preceding track it is also significantly less interesting, while the two part title track 'History of Modern' is more akin to vintage OMD, Part I in particular, with its Telegraph-esque synthesizer riff and pulsing bassline. Track 8: 'The Future, The Past, And Forever After' is the album's bombastic high point, whilst 'Sister Marie Says' sees the duo return to the type of bland chart pop they produced regularly in their fallow mid-80s period.
Overall though this is a CD of consistently well-crafted synth-pop, and a welcome return for one of the 1980s' most interesting and original bands. The retro packaging (complete with LP style track listing) is the icing on the cake, and the bonus DVD provides insight into the re-formation of McCluskey and Humphreys' original lineup and their attempts to return to the sound they pioneered all those years ago.
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