EMF ‎– Stigma

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They're Here 4:22
Arizona 4:05
It's You That Leaves Me Dry 3:55
Never Know 4:01
Blue Highs 3:48
Inside 3:26
Getting Through 4:22
She Bleeds 4:06
Dog 3:56
The Light That Burns Twice As Bright 4:09

Versions (20)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0777 7 80348 2 7 EMF Stigma(CD, Album) Parlophone 0777 7 80348 2 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
E2-80348, 0777 7 80348 2 7 EMF Stigma(CD, Album) EMI Records USA, EMI Records USA E2-80348, 0777 7 80348 2 7 US 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 803482 7 EMF Stigma(CD, Album) Parlophone 0777 7 803482 7 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
TOCP-7397 EMF Stigma(CD, Album) EMI TOCP-7397 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
C2 80348 EMF Stigma(CD, Album) Parlophone, Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada C2 80348 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
21001488 EMF Stigma(Cass) EMI 21001488 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
E4-80348, 0777 7 80348 4 1 EMF Stigma(Cass, Album) EMI Records Group North America, EMI Records Ltd. E4-80348, 0777 7 80348 4 1 US 1992 Sell This Version
C4 80348 EMF Stigma(Cass, Album) EMI, Parlophone C4 80348 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 803484 1, TCPCSD 122 EMF Stigma(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 803484 1, TCPCSD 122 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
2020 EMF Stigma(Cass, Album) Tak! Cassette 2020 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
E0257 EMF Stigma(Cass, Album) Parlophone E0257 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
PCSD 122 EMF Stigma(LP) Parlophone PCSD 122 UK 1992 Sell This Version
780348 1 EMF Stigma(LP) EMI 780348 1 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 803481 0, 0777 7 80348 1 0 EMF Stigma(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 803481 0, 0777 7 80348 1 0 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 803481 0, 0777 7 80348 1 0 EMF Stigma(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 803481 0, 0777 7 80348 1 0 Greece 1992 Sell This Version
11001488 EMF Stigma(LP, Album) EMI 11001488 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
25205 EMF Stigma(LP, Album) EMI 25205 Venezuela 1992 Sell This Version
EKPL-0270 EMF Stigma(LP, Album) EMI, Parlophone EKPL-0270 South Korea 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 803481 0 EMF Stigma(LP, Album) EMI 0777 7 803481 0 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
T-226 EMF Stigma(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tango Music T-226 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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klfboy

klfboy

October 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Stigma, CD, Album, 0777 7 80348 2 7
After the huge success of Unbelievable, EMF were pigeonholed in the music press as a teen/tame version of Jesus Jones or Carter USM, while the public wanted more of the first album's formula. Instead sticking to that, EMF recorded Stigma, which was a nice F-Off to the commercial world and a musically rich album. But it had nothing to do with the previous hits. In fact, Stigma had no chart hits, but it's a well-crafted 45-minute sonic nightmare, shaped into "pop" songs. The usual vocal samples, acidic synths, that down-and-dirty bass, the drums, the vocals are all overdriven -not noisy, just simply balancing on the edge. Clearly it was a new territory. But the almost metallic wall of sound, the alienated lyrics were lightyears away from anything on Schubert Dip. I still think it's the band's strongest album. Or, as the opening sample says: "Beautiful exists, simply for its own sake."