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4.0 out of 5 stars Back to what they are good at., 3 Jan. 2013
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Erasure, a staple of the synthpop genre finally get back to what made them great in the first place. Strong melodies, catchy choruses and superb songwriting. This album should serve as a lesson to all these modern day pretenders who release their generic souless tripe and try and pass it off as synthpop. This is how it should be done!
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2013 20:23:08 GMT
SuzieR says:
Totally agree with your review, Tommorows World is a great album, one of Erasure's best but typiclly ignored by the UK music industry, if the Pet Shop Boys had made this album it would have been hailed as a classic.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 22:08:18 BDT
Because Pet Shop Boys are way better than Erasure....

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2013 23:29:13 BDT
Dr. Johnson says:
Pet Shop Boys never fail to astound me. Neil Tennant has the most souless, insipid voice ever. Granted, Erasure are well past their best but damn, this album is good!
N.B. Neither of them hold a candle to Mesh. For a treat you should check out their new album, Automation baby. Pure synth class!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2013 23:29:46 BDT
Dr. Johnson says:
Pet Shop Boys never fail to astound me. Neil Tennant has the most souless, insipid voice ever. Granted, Erasure are well past their best but damn, this album is good!
N.B. Neither of them hold a candle to Mesh. For a treat you should check out their new album, Automation baby. Pure synth class!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2013 00:57:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 May 2013 00:59:26 BDT
Neil's voice is divisive. IMHO his voice is very good. Singing is not always meant to be shouting at the top of your lungs or very syrupy that tears drop. His constant droning makes a very attractive contrast against the synthetic sounds.

This album may be good to diehard Erasure fans. I have listened to the single be with you and it was very run of the mill. Even at the peak of synth power, it would stand out as a cheesy move.

I have listened to Mesh in the past and they are not a match to the PSB. PSB are not an ordinary synth band; they are like an institution. New Order and OMD may be good contenders against them.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2013 11:34:39 BDT
Dr. Johnson says:
It's funny how predominately camp artists suddenly become 'institutions' as the years roll by. The first release of West End Girls in 1984 was a classic, produced by Bobby O but considered a flop so what did they do for subsequent releases? They tapped into the cheese fest that was the Stock, Aitken and Waterman sound. A camp cowbell fest of watered down sounds filched from the superb music of the Gay scene at that time. Their later stage shows built on this 'let's embrace our campness' ethos
In this then I agree, they are an institution, along with other such luminaries as Kenneth Williams, Frankie Howard, Danny La Rue and Larry Grayson!

Of course musical tastes are subjective. I personally can't abide PSB and Erasure have never been a firm favourite (they too had sold out during their Abbaesque phase and never recaptured any credibility in my eyes) in fact, the only band left standing who never fail to impress are Depeche Mode. True musical Gods who have never once pandered to commercialism, to attain success.
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