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Friday, 8 February 2013

Erasure - Tomorrow's World 2011

Every single Erasure album is at best patchy, and don't get me wrong, I love our premium electro pop outfit as much as the next man. But you know with some certainty that the quality (usually upbeat) tracks will be outnumbered by the schmaltzy (usually downbeat ballads) on any of their LP's. In the case their latest offering 'Tomorrows World', the ratio is comparatively favourable with 44% of the tracks finding themselves in the 'quality' group. So a slightly better than average percentage, but are the dynamic duo still a viable and relevant synth-pop machine in the 21st Century? 

Well it certainly sounds like it. The album sits somewhere between the old and the new Erasure. Imagine 'Nightbird' but with odd acknowledgements to 'Wonderland' and 'Circus' and you're not too far away. If you like the more dance based sound of the late eighties then this could be the LP that rekindles your interest in our heroes.

The up-tempo numbers are all worthy of a mention with 'Be with You' a standard issue opener from Vince, 'Fill us with Fire' a sure-fire Eurovision winner, 'I Lose Myself' a dark pulsing classic, and 'Then I go Twisting' a cheesy disco anthem. 'A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot' steals the show however, with a commercial dancefloor filler that puts the likes of Madonna, Kylie and Cher firmly in their place; it's camp, catchy and a bundle of fun.

If this is anything to go by Vince and Andy can continue for many years to come. A beautiful CD cover as well, which could well be a first for Erasure.   


1 comment:

  1. 'A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot" is premium quality, love the bit at the end where it jumps about like no-one's business.