I’ve tried to explain before how I feel about OMD, and I’m not sure whether I entirely did them justice. When they’re good, they’re exceptional. The trouble is, when they’re mediocre, they’re totally lousy, and they have a worryingly high opinion of themselves. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be cautiously optimistic about their new album.
English Electric comes out this week. Here’s a very good preview in the shape of lead single Metroland: