Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Electronic complete discography

In 1988, the planets aligned and a dream team was formed between New Order's Bernard Sumner and The Smiths' Johnny Marr (and momentarily collaborating with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys). Though neither as ambitious nor as commercial as New Order or the Smiths, Electronic was an almost natural progression forward for the two, keeping an ambiguous image and combining various genres of contemporary electronic music (no pun intended). They even garnered quite a bit of success in both the UK and the States, although not nearly as much as their previous pop behemoths. Their first self-titled album is mainly electronic (damnit!) and near perfect, however their second and especially their third album are much more rock oriented. For Raise the Pressure, the band was aided by ex-Kraftwerk percussionist and songwriter, Karl Bartos, adding another legendary member to the dream team. Twisted Tenderness saw the group as a more conventional four-piece, but I feel its the most generic and weakest album of the three. Still pretty good though.

Collection includes:

Electronic (1991)
Raise the Pressure (1996)
Twisted Tenderness (1999)


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