Tag Archives: English Electric

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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OMD Release Third Single From “English Electric” As Drummer Rebounds From Malady

The same day as my last posting brought with it the news that OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes had collapsed onstage from heat exhaustion in the torrid climes of the Toronto club where they were playing a gig on their 2013 … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin part 5]

So the new OMD album is in hand after the band spent two years writing this new album [apart from Kissing The Machine”]. That makes for a very coherent album, as compared to the last one. The only moments that … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 4]

As with the DLX edition of their previous album, “English Electric” is bundled with a CD of demos. These are not for the entire album, but the brief [26:11] glimpse into the processes of making “English Electric” offers up a … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 3]

When OMD returned in 2010 with “History Of Modern,” I couldn’t help but notice that “auxiliary vocalist” Paul Humphreys was sitting out the album, with none of his dulcet tones on the mic. This has been corrected with “English Electric” … Continue reading

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Record Review: OMD – English Electric [tin – part 2]

We were discussing the admittedly catchy “Night Café” which negotiates its painful landscape via the song’s stately, mid-tempo vibe that’s strongly redolent of earlier songs like “She’s Leaving” or “Souvenir.” Where “Night Café” falters, is that not only has it … Continue reading

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