Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality

I Love 1981 pt. 24

Ok, I give up. I can't do it. I just can't write find the words for any kind of comment or review of this album, other than: It's perfect. It's faultless. It changed my life.  It changed a lot of people's lives. It has saved lives. It changed how I listened to music. It's got two songs about Joan of Arc. They're both perfect. It's got an instrumental title track, halfway through side two. This album moves me. There's nothing better than this album. Not by OMD and not by anyone.
If you've never listened to this album you should. Now. Buy it, borrow it, steal it. Just get it. Just sit and listen to it. Listen to it good and listen well.


Surrender yourself to Architecture & Morality.

SIDE ONE
01 The New Stone Age 3:22
02 She’s Leaving 3:28
03 Souvenir 3:39
04 Sealand 7:47
SIDE TWO
05 Joan Of Arc 3:48
06 Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans) 4:12
07 Architecture And Morality 3:43
08 Georgia 3:24
09 The Beginning And The End 3:48

(these videos are for sampling only. You MUST listen to the whole album in its entirety.)


The New Stone Age



Joan of Arc

Architecture & Morality



2 comments:

friend of rachel worth said...

A lp of songs without choruses and yet insanely catchy!
I cant think of another hit single that starts with almost a min of abstract noise and is set to a waltz drum beat! a million miles away from the world of x factor fodder. OMD were al to more experimental and froward thining than given credit for and agree this was their high point

Member_D said...

too right, friend of rachel. 30 years on and I still can't fathom what makes it so brilliant.