Category Archives: Rock GPA

Wherein we examine a complete canon of an artist, and rate it, album by album, on a 4.0 G.P.A. scale.

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 63]

[…continued from last post] While we waited for the inevitable CD/DVD of the Museum of Liverpool shows to come, there were other OMD events to keep us busy in 2015. Primary of these was the February DLX RM of  their … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 62]

2013 shaped up to be a difficult year for OMD in spite of their successful “English Electric” album. While “History Of Modern” had gotten as high as #28 in the UK album charts, “English Electric” built on that new beginning … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 61]

OMD – English Electric | 2013 – 3.5 In the “what were they thinking” sweepstakes of OMD’s career, there have been a few misses of obvious singles, and the latest in this category was the superb ballad “Helen Of Troy.” … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 60]

OMD – English Electric | 2013 – 3.5 OMD had said that they were taking as much time as they needed to follow up “History Of Modern,” their return to recording from 2010. All of 2012 came and went with … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 58]

OMD – History Of Modern | 2010 – 3 [continued from last post] “Side Two” [as even the CD calls it] began with “The Future, The Past, And Forever After.” OMD fandom and critics in general largely consider this track … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 57]

OMD – History Of Modern | 2010 – 3 [continued from this post] It was September of 2010 that the long-awaited new OMD album finally got released. This was the first album with the OMD imprint in 15 years, but … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 56]

[continued from this post] In 2009, after the end of the FACT “Energy Suite” installation, the OMD faithful got a free download from the band of their demo of a song written in 1981 but not recorded until 2007. “Sister … Continue reading

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