Electronic

Electronic

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Formed around 1988 by Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order) and Johnny Marr (The Smiths) to follow a more "electronic" style of music, blending synthesizers with guitars and rock with contemporary dance music.
First signed to Factory, later to Parlophone.
Despite huge international commercial success and collaborations with Neil Tennant, the band is on indefinite hiatus since 1999.
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Electronic Discography

Albums

Electronic Electronic (Album, Single, Comp) Factory Greece 1991 Sell This Version
Electronic Raise The Pressure (Album, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1996 Sell This Version
Electronic Twisted Tenderness (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone Italy 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Electronic Getting Away With It... (Single, Maxi, EP) Factory UK 1989 Sell This Version
Electronic Feel Every Beat (Single, Maxi, EP) Factory UK 1991 Sell This Version
Electronic Get The Message (Single, Maxi, EP) Factory, Factory 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4958 Electronic Tighten Up(CD, Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-4958 US 1991 Sell This Version
Electronic Disappointed (Single, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Factory, Factory, Factory Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Electronic Forbidden City (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone US 1996 Sell This Version
Electronic For You (Single, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Electronic Second Nature (Single, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone US 1996 Sell This Version
Electronic Until The End Of Time (Single, EP) Parlophone UK 1997 Sell This Version
Electronic Vivid (Single, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1999 Sell This Version
Electronic Prodigal Son (Single) Parlophone UK 1999 Sell This Version
Electronic Late At Night (Single) Parlophone UK 1999 Sell This Version
10RDJ 6520 Electronic Make It Happen(10", Promo, Cle) Parlophone 10RDJ 6520 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Electronic Featured Tracks From: Electronic Twisted Tenderness Koch Records US 2000 Sell This Version
none Electronic Idiot Country Two(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) The Town House none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Electronic Get The Message The Best Of (Comp) EMI UK 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Electronic Twisted Tenderness Sampler Parlophone UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDIN 120 Electronic Interview 22:03:99(CD, Promo) Parlophone CDIN 120 UK 1999 Sell This Version

Reviews

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fieroavian

fieroavian

November 19, 2002
Electronic have always been underrated. They never got the respect like New Order and The Smiths did, perhaps because it's a side-project; but since they're a "supergroup", expectations on them seem to be higher than usual. Harsh reviews were thrown at them when they made a sub-par album like "Release the Pressure" (though a lot of bands have to sandpaper their eyeballs to make something that good); and when they did make brilliant albums, I don't feel that they were taken seriously. Contrary to TIM, I like Electronic a lot (as much as New Order) largely because of Bernard Sumner's poignant poetry and stylish vocals. And unlike him, "Twisted Tenderness" happens to be my favourite album, where Johnny Marr really shines. Songs like "Like No Other" or "Late At Night" are just insanely exciting. I wouldn't go as far as calling him a guitar virtuoso, but that's something you certainly won't hear in New Order's stuff. It doesn't really have a standout moment like "Getting Away With It", but more enjoyable as an album. It's a shame that with Barney's recent committment to New Order, he won't be likely to make music with Johnny Marr anytime soon.

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