Sunday, December 4, 2016
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Crush - 1985
The album opens with my 3rd favorite OMD song, So In Love. The best, followed shortly by Secret, one of my top 10 OMD songs. The rest of the album plays terrifically, keeping with a lot of their warm yet experimental songs, and does it without becoming boring. As Architecture & Morality was developing OMD's definitive sound, Crush finds them in their writing prime, fully comfortable with the style they'd created for themselves.
Also, OMD has a way with the saxophone that makes it sound as acceptable today as it did back then. Usually I cringe when a band whips out the sax and starts tooting away. Not OMD. It's perfect.