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Crush by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
Released: Jan 1985
Label: Virgin Catalogue
OMD steadily built an audience in the U.S. during the early 1980s with a mix of pop hooks and avant-synth inclinations. They'd already gone more mainstream with their previous LP Junk Culture, but with Crush they became a new wave pop act somewhere between Howard Jones, Duran Duran and their former selves. The gambit paid off in America, with big hit singles (and major MTV screen time) for "Secret" and "So In Love." The older OMD sound can be heard on "88 Seconds in Greensboro," "Crush" and "La Femme Accident."
Nick Dedina
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