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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:12 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

A few of their early songs had charm, but his voice is awful and they really turned dreadful...
I liked "Electricity" though

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:52 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't mind their voices so much (at least on the early stuff). True, neither had what you could call a strong voice (and yes, struggled to hold a tune at times Smile ), but at least they had character - something largely lacking in most of today's popular music.

Souvenir in particular was just about the perfect early 80's electro-pop tune.

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« solitaryzen » wrote:
I don't mind their voices so much (at least on the early stuff). True, neither had what you could call a strong voice (and yes, struggled to hold a tune at times Smile ), but at least they had character - something largely lacking in most of today's popular music.

Souvenir in particular was just about the perfect early 80's electro-pop tune.


Oh certainly. They were special and on some tracks his voice really worked, but the more poppy it got, the more strained it all seemed.
I guess when it became too produced it became more obvious (to me anyway)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:30 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« dlmorley » wrote:
A few of their early songs had charm, but his voice is awful and they really turned dreadful...
I liked "Electricity" though


Which version do you prefer, DINDisc or Factory?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:01 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

The Factory one. A bit cruder, but more charm I'd say.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:34 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« dlmorley » wrote:
The Factory one. A bit cruder, but more charm I'd say.


I like that one too - another one of Martin Hannett's wonderful productions.

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Have not seen any mention of this here so far, so I just want to say something about how good I think OMD's Metroland is. I've listened to this more than anything else out this year. If you haven't heard it you should.
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Pacific Age is a longtime fave, even better I liked Crush

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I'm a big synth pop fan but I never liked OMD.
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