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Complete guide to Orbital CD-albums (in order of importance)

Oleg Puchko "Mr Carbohydrate"
 
Insides (Version 2)
Insides (Version 2)
"Newcomers definitely start here.Their perennial prog-electronic masterpiece. Plus their biggest hit 'The Saint' is bonus track here and both parts of 'The Box' are fantastic. Real must have above all."
Orbital
Orbital
"Less a second album, more dj-set style CD with new material - this is Orbital at their dancefloor friendliest. Features 'Lush 3' and 'Halcyon' that are truly canonical.Hasn't dated at all, by the way."
Live At Glastonbury 1994-2004
Live At Glastonbury 1994-2004
"Magic of the band in full glory - 16 live cuts that truly deliver euphoria of being there(featured DVD also comes in handy). So far the only comrehensive overview of the legendary masters. Essential."
Snivilisation
Snivilisation
"Darker,deeper,more conceptual,but nonetheless a triumphant record. Definitely, a "grower". Features beautiful vocals by then-unknown Alison Goldfrapp and weird & different, but grasping arrangements."
The Middle Of Nowhere
The Middle Of Nowhere
"Also known as"their last truly great album".Monolithic sound-wise with convex tunes,eerie at core,yet upbeat, this is a bit like "In Sides" on anti-depressants.Hey, 'Way Out ->' is pure crushing joy."
Diversions [Us Import]
Diversions [Us Import]
"Great companion to 'Orbital II' - excellent John Peel sessions excerpts adjoin ace (in my humble opinion) 'Lush 3' remixes. Nowadays it's a relative rarity, but nonetheless well worth finding."
Orbital - Octane
Orbital - Octane
"Menacing ambient,gothic mood,unsettling arrangements that will scare/hypnotize you. Glorious soundtrack to lame horror flick.Listen to it at night for bigger effect. Features chilling 'Initiation'."
The Ideal Condition
The Ideal Condition
"Paul Hartnoll goes solo with mixed results. 'Haven't We Met Before?' & 'Patchwork Guilt' are fabulous dance cuts, guest vocals of Robert Smith are pleasant enough, lightweight instrumentals less so."
Madness And Me
Madness And Me
"Debut from Phil Hartnoll - not excellent, but very listenable electronica. Buy at least for title track, 10 minute chill-out masterpiece 'Just One More' & upbeat 'Which Way Now'. Very promising."
Orbital
Orbital
"Their debut album-made of rave demos and underground vibes.Sounds a bit dated, but occasionally impresses(see 'Chime Live'). I wouldn't call it a classic,but many fans do,so you decide what it is :)"
Back to Mine - Orbital
Back to Mine - Orbital
"Pretty good (though inessential) mix-tape that includes The Divine Comedy, Plaid and Jethro Tull on one disc. Eccentric,but intriguing. Note that it features exclusive Orbital track 'Ska'd For Life'."
Blue Album
Blue Album
"Their last CD.Stylistically а bit of everything from previous discs.Merely satisfying,but not without its strong moments.Dignified farewell to fans,despite formulaic overall structure.'You Lot' rules."
Work 1989 - 2002
Work 1989 - 2002
"Not the ultimate anthology Orbital deserves-majority of tracks are in very short 7'' edits, no The Saint(!!!),only The Box from "In Sides",2 new tracks are so-so. Still, an introduction of sorts."
Halcyon - The Platinum Collection
Halcyon - The Platinum Collection
"Kind of random selection of Orbital tracks. Not enough well-known numbers to qualify as "best of", could have been more real great album cuts.Neither for beginners,nor for completists. Ahem,indeed."
The Altogether
The Altogether
"Orbital's weakest CD is, perhaps, fans only affair. Samples Tool, reimagines Doctor Who theme and feat. David Gray on vocals - no wonder, it's a mess of an album. But 'Tension' & 'Meltdown' are worthy"
Event Horizon Ost
Event Horizon Ost
"Collaboration between Orbital and composer Michael Kamen.Long & pointless/aimless orchestral compositios,which are presumably best listened to while on hard drugs.Best avoid if you're clean,though :))"