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 67]

OMD – Architecture + Morality – Dazzle Ships | 2016 – 3.5 [continued from last post] Disc two opened with the title track to “Architecture + Morality” but that sounded like a playback. The next song, “Sealand” was far from … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 66]

OMD – Architecture + Morality – Dazzle Ships | 2016 – 3.5 [continued from this post] On the face of it, I had to admit that the band had some cheek to release two live albums drawing from the same … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 65]

Having performed at the Museum of Liverpool for the first time since losing Malcolm Holmes as a drummer after his heart attack in 2013, the band opted to replace him with the first OMD drummer… the reel-to-reel tape deck named … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 64]

OMD – Dazzle Ships At The Museum Of Liverpool | 2015 – 3 [continued from this post] Late September of 2015 brought the DLX package of “Dazzle Ships At The Museum Of Liverpool” and it was the next step up … Continue reading

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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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