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Fad Gadget - Under The Flag
posted a comment on Fad Gadget - Under The Flag. about 1 month ago
I dare say, he peaked with each and every (next) one - his entire discography is so well worth checking, not a weak album - yet his later albums (the Frank Tovey ones included) sadly and so unfairly suffer as most people just don't seem to overcome... See full review
The Human League - Being Boiled / Circus Of Death
posted a comment on The Human League - Being Boiled / Circus Of Death. about 1 month ago
Not "worse" but definitely inferior. It was added a touch of reverb, and re-released in 1982 after the group's breakthrough success with "Dare". The original version features a dry mix and is in mono, although that dry mix appeared in simulated stereo... See full review
Iv/An - A Scream Is But A Train Of Thought
submitted Iv/An - A Scream Is But A Train Of Thought. 3 months ago
Iv/An - A Scream Is But A Train Of Thought
submitted Iv/An - A Scream Is But A Train Of Thought. 3 months ago
Madonna - Everybody
posted a comment on Madonna - Everybody. 3 months ago
Of course it's just a personal opinion. Discogs' space is open for personal opinions, it's a free world. But thanks for all the lecturing, I'll take it as a compliment. As for your free download link - very much appreciated and with all due respect,... See full review
The Designers Republic
posted a comment on The Designers Republic. 4 months ago
"Distinctive" sure is the word to describe The Designers Republic's work. Their packaging designs are ripe with classics, however, elsewhere in their catalogue there's just as much overrated, self-indulgent graphic tripe.
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Eurythmics - Live 1983 - 1989
posted a comment on Eurythmics - Live 1983 - 1989. 4 months ago
Like many, I love their experimentally driven material to death. But apart from their early (meaning 1981/82) live period (the examples off of the OGWT, session recordings leaking on YouTube these days, and yes, the energetic 4-live set off of "This... See full review
Eurythmics - Boxed
posted a comment on Eurythmics - Boxed. 4 months ago
Just as their 2005 "Ultimate Collection" wasn't "ultimate", neither was this entirely "boxed". "1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother)" remained conspicuously missing from this lot - and that's only the tip of the iceberg of missing and missed... See full review
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
posted a comment on Soft Cell - Tainted Love. 5 months ago
Personally, I never fell for "Tainted Love" of the year 1981. Yes, it is meta-legendary and Soft Cell were in their right mind to save the song from obscurity but the sheer hell of overplay broke loose ever since. The "beep-beep" agony of a hit that... See full review
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LoneLady
posted a comment on LoneLady. 5 months ago
One of the voices in today's independent music field, that possesses strong character - at times a little tiring for relying on her fragile singing riffs, but LoneLady grabs you regardless, her albums each a rewarding listen. "Former Things",... See full review
Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark* - Architecture & Morality (The Singles)
posted a comment on Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark* - Architecture & Morality (The Singles). 8 months ago
On "Navigation - The OMD B-sides", the titular b-side runs in full although due to time constraints on that CD, another b-side's been edited short ("66 & Fading").
Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark* - Architecture & Morality (The Singles)
posted a review of Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark* - Architecture & Morality (The Singles). 8 months ago
The demos steal the show here and it's amazing to hear how the final studio versions of "Sealand", "She's Leaving", "Georgia" and "Maid Of Orleans" initially came about. The never before heard "Submarines" is especially rewarding - by title maybe a... See full review
Fred Schneider - Just...Fred
posted a comment on Fred Schneider - Just...Fred. 8 months ago
Think about it as a much lighter (as in "better") version of "Lulu".
Various - The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill & Gang Of Four
posted a comment on Various - The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill & Gang Of Four. 9 months ago
The title really and truly says it all... and talk about irony. A compilation of covers as shallow as this heads more for the dustbin than not. Damien Hirst to go with it and Andy Gill to roll in his grave... But if you insist, go on - play "The... See full review
Bleiburg
posted a comment on Bleiburg. 11 months ago
Tyrannic, I the hell care. And it's got nothing to do with one's "beliefs" - it's got more to do with one's stupidity and indoctrination... even more so, it's got everything to do with one's refusal to check the facts, the refusal to understand how... See full review
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The League Unlimited Orchestra - Love And Dancing
posted a review of The League Unlimited Orchestra - Love And Dancing. 11 months ago
Monumental at the time, yes, now of mere documentary value. And kudos of course, to Martin Rushent for all the manual, editing hard work.

Personally, I find a large portion of 80s hits' extended mixes super tedious - a doodle in the studio,... See full review
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Erasure - Oh L'Amour
posted a comment on Erasure - Oh L'Amour. 11 months ago
Maybe they all agreed to the idea for commercial reasons, but probably regretted it ever after - because the German version of "Oh L'Amour" sounds beyond appalling. What immediately comes to mind in the context of this, is the total overdubbing of... See full review
Laibach - Let It Be
posted a comment on Laibach - Let It Be. 11 months ago
It probably was Laibach's sole intention to mock The Beatles by effectively decapitating them with "Let It Be" (the same way they did it two years earlier, decapitating Opus and Queen, on the far more sinister "Opus Dei"), teasing the listener with... See full review
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
posted a comment on Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). about 1 year ago
Judging from online previews, looks like some songs on the 2018 remaster appear slightly different in (re)mix from what is evident on the original 1983 release...

"Somebody Told Me", for example, features a different and somewhat "dryer" mix as... See full review
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Telex - I Don't Like Remixes: Original Classics 78-86
posted a review of Telex - I Don't Like Remixes: Original Classics 78-86. about 1 year ago
Each Telex album brings a smile to the face but if you need a proper introduction, this compilation is "it" by all means. On first listen the whole thing sounds a bit too corny but very quickly you won't ignore the charm and the fun of it - adding a... See full review
Soft Cell - Mutant Moments E.P. (Remastered)
posted a comment on Soft Cell - Mutant Moments E.P. (Remastered). about 1 year ago
Not sure these are "full" versions - judging from the YT posts here in reference to the newly released 10" single (which all sound superb btw), the three out of four pieces seem to be slightly edited - as in shortened?

"Potential" and "Metro MRX",... See full review
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Kraftwerk - Heimcomputer
posted a comment on Kraftwerk - Heimcomputer. about 1 year ago
It sure is exciting for the Musikexpress folks to get a feature as special as Kraftwerk in their mag but apart from that, this "special" 2021 mash-up could have been done (is being done, and countless times, in fact) by anyone out there, for the sheer... See full review
Cabaret Voltaire - BN9Drone
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - BN9Drone. about 1 year ago
Elsewhere, people continue with their blind praise but deep in the very heart of it, Richard Kirk himself probably couldn't care less and it sadly shows in the very "music" side of things here... His solo version of "Cabaret Voltaire" suddenly... See full review
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Björk - Biophilia
posted a review of Björk - Biophilia. about 1 year ago
This is where she slips into total self-indulgence. The next two albums ("Vulnicura" and especially "Utopia") continued in the same vein, tediously so. Every Björk's (new) album may still provoke curiosity, and kudos to her for pushing her own... See full review
Suicide - Why Be Blue
posted a review of Suicide - Why Be Blue. about 1 year ago
Stripped off of Rev's synth and hiss, leaving very little for Vega to growl along to, "Why Be Blue?" sadly discloses the meta-legendary Suicide in their full frontal mediocrity. The ideas might be there somewhere (the only remotely good song here is... See full review
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Death In June
posted a comment on Death In June. about 1 year ago
deathlines; no hard feelings but firstly, try and sort your English - because it is not that easy to understand entirely what you wrote here...

Secondly - insisting that "in Croatia the young people are mostly Nazis" is very ignorant of you to say!... See full review
Lola Lennox
posted a comment on Lola Lennox. about 1 year ago
The immediate sad thing is, everybody keep pointing out Lola is Annie's daughter and this at best provokes curiosity, many acting on a premise she's a new "Annie". This of course causes great injustice to Lola - she is not even trying to step in her... See full review
Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Funk
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Funk. about 1 year ago
With "Shadow Of Fear", it was at least a try but the results this tedious just make you realise in the end there is nothing there behind the cheap build-up of sound and rhythm that you already haven't heard in the 90s and to a far greater effect - be... See full review
Various - Bills & Aches & Blues
posted a review of Various - Bills & Aches & Blues. about 1 year ago
Sad to say this, but this whole project that is a celebration of 4AD's 40th anniversary is a wasted opportunity - at least judging from the 99% of cover versions offered on this digital release - and "This Mortal Coil" these ain't! Some rely on the... See full review
Clock DVA - Black Words On White Paper
posted a comment on Clock DVA - Black Words On White Paper. about 1 year ago
Yes, in the end, the mystery is solved - it is Martin Fry. Confirmed by Adi himself.
Iv/An - Sub-object
submitted Iv/An - Sub-object. about 1 year ago
808 State - ex:el
posted a comment on 808 State - ex:el. about 1 year ago
I see your point - there's great potential in what they did throughout but also there's a lot of demonstration doodle with the hi-tech gear, leaving them floating in the air, indecisive and somewhat bored, despite all the great sounds they produce...... See full review
Mala Herba (2) - Demonologia
posted a review of Mala Herba (2) - Demonologia. about 1 year ago
In Zone's words - this is the divine simplicity. Ever since hearing Mala Herba for the first time back in 2017, the seductive, powerful voice and the upbeat approach continue to astonish. "Demonologia" summarises Mala Herba's work so far, exploring... See full review
The Hope Blister
posted a comment on The Hope Blister. about 1 year ago
Your opinion, but judging from the review, also your loss.
Stephen Mallinder - Um Dada
posted a review of Stephen Mallinder - Um Dada. about 1 year ago
Unlike Kirk's latest "Cabaret Voltaire" record, Mal's "Um Dada" definitely provokes more interest; although when (inevitably so) observed from the CV grand scheme of things - on "Flashback", Mal once again borrows the cowbell from The Cabs' glory days... See full review
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Cabaret Voltaire
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire. about 1 year ago
I hate to be cynical about this, but something tells me, "Cabaret Voltaire" will pop up every now and then with the new album or EP - like popcorn...

I love Cabaret Voltaire, I really do, with all my heart (for most of their past work, meaning plenty... See full review