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English Electric Box set
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In truth, McCluskey had been stockpiling material since 1996's "Universal", the last of a trio of `solo' albums that McCluskey had recorded under the OMD moniker for Virgin Records. "History Of Modern" was essentially another solo work, with Humphreys committed to other projects (such as his work with partner Claudia Brucken in OneTwo). Disappointingly it was a rather unbalanced affair, with outtakes ("Sister Marie Says") nestling alongside Atomic Kitten rejects (see the rather strained "If You Want It") and a smattering of new compositions that had been written by McCluskey after his commitment to other girl acts such as The Genie Queen had lapsed. Significantly, however, Humphreys collaborated with McCluskey on the album's two best cuts - "...Read more ›
So it was a big surprise to me, to find this album of interest. I'd assumed that OMD were very much past their sell by date, but I'm amazed to hear that this album is a hark back to the more catchy / experimental sides of OMD that I loved back in the earl 80's, and at the same time, sounding fresh and contemporary.
It's a beautifully produced album. Good songs, good sounds, harking back to the classic sounds of OMD and the more electronic and 'Kraftwerk' influenced sounds of Messages and Enola Gay.
It's not a classic, it isn't better than those earlier albums, but it's a very welcome return to what I think OMD do best: merging catchy electro pop with atmospherics. It's a great record and they should be proud of themselves. I would be if I were them :-)
Several influences here, including Kraftwerk very heavily in the first single, but all with OMD's unique twist on things. Nice one, guys!
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Whilst always respecting OMD's status as pioneers of electronica, a sort of English Kraftwerk, there's only one album of theirs I'd play over and over again, Sugar Tax. Until now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean, Tilehurst
Top album by one of most underrated bands of all time ! They up there with the best off them, we'll done lads this a tru omd album to be proud off !!:-)Published 2 months ago by Paul P.
Fantastic item. Well packed. Great price. very happy all round.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer