Label: Virgin - D 406257 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Spain • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
Smarting from Dazzle Ships ' commercial failure, the band had a bit of a rethink when it came to their fifth album -- happily, the end result showed that the group was still firing on all fours. While very much a pop-oriented album and a clear retreat from the exploratory reaches of previous work, Junk Culture The Next Episode - Various - Project X (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) no sacrifice of ideals in pursuit of cash.
In comparison to the group's late-'80s work, when it seemed commercial success was all that mattered, Junk Culture exhibits all the best qualities of OMD at their most accessible -- instantly memorable melodies and McCluskey 's distinct singing voice, clever but emotional lyrics, and fine playing all around. All Wrapped Up - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Junk Culture string of winning singles didn't hurt, to be sure; indeed, opening number "Tesla Girls" is easily the group's high point when it comes to sheer sprightly pop, as perfect a tribute to obvious OMD inspirational source Sparks as any -- witty lines about science and romance wedded to a great melody prefaced by a brilliant, hyperactive intro.
Meanwhile, "Talking Loud and Clear" ends the record on a reflective note -- Cooper 's intra-verse sax lines and mock harp snaking through the quiet groove of the song. As for the remainder of the album, if there are hints here and there of the less-successful late-'80s period, at other points the more adventurous side of the band steps up.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date April 30, Styles New Wave Synth Pop. Recording Location Air Studios, Montserrat.
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