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 74]

[continued from last post] The first album after their reformation of 2006 was 2010’s “History Of Modern.” The bulk of it was the sound of OMD trying to see if they could fit back in their own skin. After many … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 73]

[continued from last post] Where OMD carry forth from the point where they are now is still an unwritten potential future. With “English Electric,” the band were of the opinion that it could be their final album. It was not … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 72]

[continued from last post] So after eight months and lots of travel interruptions, live concerts [including a fantastic OMD gig – my favorite ever, in April], and the occasional off-OMD post to break up the logjam, we stand atop the … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 71]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] There have been a handful of world class OMD songs on the band’s modern albums. Several songs that were absolutely at the top of the stack … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 70]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] “Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang” might have been called “Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang Bloc Bloc Bloc” since it represented a second example of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 69]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from last post] The next track was something quite different. “Robot Man” was a deliberately hoary sci-fi cliché of a title that gave the tune maximum ironic value, since … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 68]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] OMD, as usual in their third phase, discussed the making of their latest album well in advance of its September  2017 release. The name of the … Continue reading

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