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International -Best of
International -Best of
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entry-level access to New Order, 26 May 2004
This review is from: International -Best of (Audio CD)
For the casual fan that "likes the singles", this is an excellent way to get your ears around one of the few good things to come out of the 80's.
All the classics (Blue Monday, True Faith, Temptation, Crystal etc.) will keep the true fans happy as the only real chronological singles collections (save Substance), and any dancey rock kids that love the likes of Something of a Paradox, Primal Scream, Doves etc. will no doubt be hooked on New Order from the moment they hear it.

Blue Album
Blue Album

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent way to bow out, 26 May 2004
This review is from: Blue Album (Audio CD)
I'll keep it simple; there are few (if any) electronic bands that have been at the top of their game as long as Orbital, and have decided to close the curtains on their career after 15 glorious years with the excellent Blue Album.
As with every Orbital album though, there is the odd clanger (Bath Time, Easy Serv), but the good FAR outweighs the bad on the Blue Album, with the highlights including the paranoid 4/4 acid frenzy of 'Acid Pants', the classic-Orbital-sounding energy of 'You Lot' (featuring a marvellous philosophical rant courtesy of Chris Eccleston), the 6/8 classical splendour of album opener 'Transient', the lazy 'In Sides-esque' head music wonder of 'Lost', and the mother of all album enders with 'One Perfect Sunrise', which comes second only to the Brown Album's epic 'Halcyon'.
Overall, the Blue Album has a real 'thank god its all over' feel, which is understandable given the problems Phil & Paul had with London records had during the making of The Middle Of Nowhere and The Altogether, but this is not a bad thing, as the music is upbeat and really accessable. One of the great things about Orbital through the years is that they rarely sound like anyone else (except the odd New Order-ism, and other parts that remind you of Sasha, Something of a Paradox and FC Kahuna).
Save the two bum tracks, this album is as good as In Sides or The Brown Album. I really hope they will be back, but i'm also happy that they are leaving the dance/electro scene wth a quality album considering they have been a part of it for so long, when the usual case for a dying band is 'death by repetition'. Phil & Paul, We wish you well.
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Rest and Play Ep [CD 1] [CD 1]
Rest and Play Ep [CD 1] [CD 1]
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Orbital fulfil their London Records contract with a a bang!!, 27 May 2002
The 'Rest' and 'play' ep and the resulting greatest hits package, 'Work', signals the end of a fourteen year relationship between London Records and Electro visionaries Orbital. Hopefully this ep double single will help them attain a singles chart status that a lot of their previous tracks frustratingly never recieved.
spread across six tracks and 2 cd's, theres old, new, borrowed and blue here. Borrowed relates to the ep's signature track, 'Frenetic', which is a tremendous offshoot of 'Kinetic', released in 1998 by 'The Golden Girls' on Distincti've, to which Orbital Helped write and produce. There's also a short version of 'Illuminate', (which features David Gray on vox), which is pulled from their last album, 'The Altogether'. There is also an Orbital 12" mix on the 2nd cd which was only available on Ltd. Ed. Vinyl up 'til now.
Also included on the 1st cd is a new track, 'Monorail', which carries the usual Orbital trademark sounds that have made them modern pioneers of the dance industry. However, To close out the 2nd cd, there is a new 'Live Style mix' of theie Debut single, 'Chime'. the track that set the ball rolling back in '89. Anyone who has been to a recent Orbital gig will pick up on the new elements brought in to give the track a fresh Noughties vibe.
No-one quite knows what's next for Orbital after this mammoth release - Lets hope we don't have to wait too long to find out.

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