Spatzo

Electronic - Twisted Tenderness Spatzo

March 5, 2020
referencing Twisted Tenderness, CD, Album, Swi, 7243 498345 2 1, 498 3452, 7243 4 98345 2 1, 49834

This release must have been around the start of the loudness wars. The decibel level is around 25+. Just stupid loud.
GalaxyExplorer

Electronic - Twisted Tenderness as reviewed by GalaxyExplorer

April 15, 2013
referencing Twisted Tenderness, CD, Album, Swi, 7243 498345 2 1, 498 3452, 7243 4 98345 2 1, 49834

It might be a good album if you got it when it came out. But I just heard it for the first time. This thing screams Y2K; it has not aged well. Worse, every track sounds the same to me. It's bombastic even when compared to the previous effort. Not much in the way of dynamics. Ultimately forgettable.
irs_uk

Electronic - Twisted Tenderness irs_uk

August 4, 2016
referencing Twisted Tenderness, CD, Album, Swi, 7243 498345 2 1, 498 3452, 7243 4 98345 2 1, 49834

I think you're right. I got this when it came out, on both tape and the blue promo CD with 'King for a Day' on it, and I have great memories of 'Vivid', 'Prodigal Son' and 'King for a Day' itself (wonder why it was left off the final LP?) in particular, but I haven't heard it in a long time and doubt much of it would stand up now. Still, the memories!
TIM

Electronic - Twisted Tenderness TIM

July 11, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Twisted Tenderness, CD, Album, Swi, 7243 498345 2 1, 498 3452, 7243 4 98345 2 1, 49834
Pretty decent album. Sort of on the same vein as Crystal New Order period. A couple songs are very Electronic of past albums and some sound like New Order tracks. Top tracks for me are 'When she's gone', 'Vivid', 'Late at Night' and 'Warning Sign'. Some decent song writing in here actually like on 'Warning Sign' but as always, oddly delivered by Bernard Sumner with his sometime corny but honest delivery.. Solid album though but electronic music wise the least of the 3 Electronic albums. Won't find much 808 here unfortunately. Still if you are yearning for more New Order stuff gotta have this.