Long before this blog ever existed, some time around late 2000 or early 2001, I started compiling a list of essential albums. There were just six entries, and this was the fourth.
Erasure – Erasure (1995)
- Chart Position: 14
- Hits: Stay with Me (15), Fingers and Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day) (20)
- Highlights: Rescue Me, Sono Luminus
Although still one of their least successful albums to date, Erasure‘s eponymous album is probably their finest work. Collaborations come from renowned electronic pioneers François Kevorkian and Thomas Fehlmann, and make this album quite unlike anything else Erasure have ever released.
No longer one of their least successful, given the way their career tanked over the next decade or so, but still among their finest hours. You can read a more recent review here and the Beginner’s guide to Erasure here.