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Modern English 9/22/1998

Review

The debut album by this overlooked 4AD outfit from Colchester in Essex. In many ways, Modern English helped to define the sound and image of that pioneering label; while admittedly pretentious at times, they were also sharp-edged, intellectual, and obsessed with aestheticism. The standouts here are the title track, "Smiles and Laughter," and "Gathering Dust," an epic post-punk exercise in aural dynamics. The keyboard rush that they employ is one of the punkiest uses of Stephen Walker's synthesizer imaginable -- at least prior to the development of the industrial movement. ~ Alex Ogg
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Gathering Dust Modern English 4:20
  3. 2 16 Days Modern English 4:34
  4. 3 Just a Thought Modern English 4:8
  5. 4 Move in Light Modern English 4:45
  6. 5 Grief Modern English 6:28
  7. 6 The Token Man Modern English 6:33
  8. 7 A Viable Commerical Modern English 4:24
  9. 8 Black Houses Modern English 5:45
  10. 9 Dance of Devotion Modern English 5:52
  11. 10 Smiles and Laughter Modern English 3:12
  12. 11 Mesh and Lace Modern English 4:19
  13. 12 Tranquillity Modern English 7:3
  14. 13 Home Modern English 3:51
  15. 14 Swans on Glass Modern English 4:35
  16. 15 Incident Modern English 2:38

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