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5.0 out of 5 stars The real follow up to Architecture and Morality?, 28 Dec 2013
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This is one of the most remarkable albums I have ever heard (and I am in my 50s). I have never before known a band so thoroughly pick up the baton they dropped after their early success. After the disappointments of Junk Culture and Crush, I despaired of hearing anything decent from McCluskey & co ever again and just satisfied myself with relishing their early work. This album, although with refeshingly new material that could only be contemporary, and amazingly after 30 or so years, succeeds in being the album they SHOULD have made after, or even instead of Dazzle Ships. The way they echo their original influence in working with Kraftwerk's Karl Bartos only underlines their recovery of the unique, beautiful, and thoughtful work they created c.1980. I always considered OMD to be one of the very few truly poetic bands of the New Romantics: there was a genuine romantic ideology reminiscent of Coleridge, Keats and co about their range of reference, and that is the aesthetic this album conjures. In short, if you loved Architecture and Morality, you will love this beautiful, tuneful album, and can forget they ever erred . . . .
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