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30 Mar 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 30 Mar 2012
  • Release Date: 30 Mar 2012
  • Label: ACP Recordings Ltd.
  • Copyright: 2012 ACP Recordings Ltd
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  • Total Length: 50:35
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  • ASIN: B007M563VG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,358 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 April 2012
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Eight years after their alleged farewell with "The Blue Album" and some rapturously received live shows, Orbital return to record with "Wonky" and - having already been playing live for a few years - have given the world a chance to experience them again.

And this is how its done. Unlike their peers : Leftfield are noticably twelve years since any new material and still touring, The Pixies have been together longer now than they first were with no new material to show for it, and The Stooges managed to scupper their reputation with a muscular record of great songs with disgracefully rubbish lyrics in "The Weirdness". Orbital though? "Wonky" is as good as anything they have done in recent time. Perhaps not quite as overall grand as "Insides", but still the new stuff is as good as any other record. I always had a soft spot for latter period Orbital, particularly "The Middle of Nowhere", and this covers the same ground - the first half, coming in at five distinctly different, but related songs, creates a suite of expansive grooves, textures, and reaching, absorbing and layered, immaculately constructed motifs : each fall over each oither, rise, fall, ebb, flow, creating an everchanging landscape of beats and bounces. "Straight Sun" is ideal material for musical meditation, reminding me of the kind of evocative precise timing that Pink Floyd particularly excelled at. As one movement ends, the silence is replaced by a timely and appropriate following number, so it all flows in an immaculate, impressive sequence of experiments.

"Never" is not the sound of a bored band in their creative death-throes tinkering at the edges, like some kind of moribund middle aged couple suddenly turning to swinging.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Beverley Man on 12 April 2012
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Us of a certain age will always hanker back to the halcyon ;-) days of the first two albums. That was ground breaking stuff and most of the tracks stand the test of time imo.

This album was a strange one for the first couple of listens but is definitely a grower. Wonky is the weakest track by far I guess and seeing them do it live at Cambridge and The RAH didn't change that opinion for me. However, One Big Moment as the live opener was a stunner (as where all the other tracks they played off this album - barring Wonky of course) and that has really helped me get into the album as a whole. It certainly appears to be an album of tracks the Hartnoll's can work their magic on during their sets.

Welcome back boys - can't wait to see you live again in December.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Lee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 April 2012
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When Orbital bowed out with the "Blue Album" I felt their best years were behind them, that album featuring only two tracks I really loved (the first and last tracks), and its predecessor being frankly rather dire when compared to their previous albums. Upon their return to touring a year or so ago I thought an album was probably on the cards and now we have "Wonky".

A look at the booklet reveals that the tracks were almost all written by Paul Hartnoll, so in some respects this is something of a solo album albeit with Phil performing and producing alongside him. It starts fantastically well with "One Big Moment" and "Straight Sun", two tracks I immediately loved, and their sound is familiar but a little more mature. There's a bit of a lull with "Never" before the tremendous "New France" begins, but then the album loses its way a little for me, and the tracks are merely okay rather than great, the title track actually being rather awful and I doubt I'll listen to that one again. The much heralded "Beelzedub" is a remake of their own "Satan" played in a dubstep / drum & bass style, but for me it didn't really work. The album ends with the pleasant if unremarkable "Where Is It Going?" which features flashes of some of their previous songs (I heard echoes of "Impact" and "Belfast") and fifty minutes after it began the album ends.

There's nothing here that I'd list among their best work, and if I had to rank their albums I'd place it mid-table ("Snivilization" at the top). Not bad, but far from their best. Still good to have them back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By leon247 on 22 Jun 2013
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having listened three times now to this album i find myself evermore drawn into the blend and mix of tracks the seamlessly blend and flow together .although each track has its own individual merit this is what and album should be a whole piece of music that captures your thoughts and imagination
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Murphy on 23 Sep 2012
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I've listened to this since release - I'm a huge Orbital fan - I went to see them perform the Wonky set on their recent live outings - tellingly, Impact and Remind (from the second album) went down an absolute storm live - Beelezedub on Wonky is without a doubt the only track to really hit home (and it's a remix of Satan) *sigh*

Where they once led they now follow I'm sorry to say. The melodic progressions seem like Hed Kandi esque Euro Club/Trance lines - sub David Guetta fare. I totally get that they probably want to try and get a younger fan base, but really? Some of this is just awful.

File under another missed opportunity
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barking Spiders on 18 May 2012
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The brown album is one of the greats of electronic/dance music and a bona fide 5 star job is ever there was. Wonky falls slightly short of it due to a couple of so-so tracks, not bad just not memorable. However, in Stringy Acid they have made one of their best ever tunes. IMO it's the outstanding highlight and the one which I play on rotation it's that great. In short it's a relief they're back considering the bunch of 3rd raters currently being touted as the best on offer e.g. Skrillex. In the context of their discog I put this just behind the brown album and on a par with Snivilisation in 2nd place. After the relatively poor previous two releases Wonky is a major return to form.
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