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4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Mecnyc ,

A Masterpiece.

10 years and 7 albums into their career, Erasure released an album simply called "Erasure." This would seem to indicate that they believed it to strike at the heart of what they were about as a group, and surprisingly, it was a grand departure from what they had done up until then. Famous for 3-and-4 minute pop songs, Erasure stretched the songs on this record out as far as they could go, experimenting with sounds and expanding the verse/chorus structure of the pop song. It was their first major commercial flop in the UK--their five previous albums went to #1 in the UK, and this one marked the beginning of the end of their popularity. But it was an essential step for them as artists, and remains one of the most treasured albums among fans. It has all the melody and beautiful singing of their hit albums, but doesn't easily fit into short radio slots. "Fingers and Thumbs" ranks among Erasure's very best high-energy singles--but from the intro on the album goes from strength to strength. Andy Bell experiments more here with his vocals than on any other album, layering the harmonies and textures of his flexible voice. Vince seemingly used the entirety of his technical wizzardry here. A great album.

DesertRanger ,

Best work by a long shot!

I am a big erasure fan, but not a die-hard love everything they do fan. Dont think top 40, think Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon/Wish you were Here style arrangements by Erasure! This album is a 10 out of 10, great songs with depth. :)

apierce5 ,

Brave New World

Erasure truly entered uncharted waters with this album and I will forever respect them as artists for taking such a risky plunge. While in the eyes of mainstream music lovers, this was argueably the beginning of Erasure's descent from being atop the pop world, it re-inforced what Vince Clarke recently stated in an interview from his Cabin Studio in Maine, which was he and Andy were "more interested in the songwriting than the style...the people really appreciate that."

True Erasure fans indeed do appreciate that.

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