EMF ‎– Stigma

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1 They're Here
Written-By – EMF
4:22
2 Arizona
Written-By – Dench*, Atkin*
4:05
3 It's You That Leaves Me Dry
Written-By – Dench*, Atkin*
3:55
4 Never Know
Written-By – Dench*, Atkin*
4:01
5 Blue Highs
Written-By – Dench*
3:48
6 Inside
Written-By – Atkin*
3:26
7 Getting Through
Written-By – Dench*
4:22
8 She Bleeds
Written-By – Dench*
4:06
9 Dog
Written-By – EMF
3:56
10 The Light That Burns Twice As Bright
Written-By – EMF
4:09

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
780348 1 EMF Stigma(LP) EMI 780348 1 Brazil 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
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

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klfboy

klfboy

October 18, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
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."