Is this really Erasure?
Like many other life long fans I have anticipated each new Erasure album since the 80’s. This album was completely disappointing to say the least. I remember some of their best songs used to stay stuck in my head for months and even to this day I will give them a listen. However this album has none of the hooks or melodies that made them one of my favorite musicians. I feel that Nightbird was the last true Erasure album and ever since it’s like somebody else is posing as them and releasing mediocre music. I hope they get back on track soon.
This is so disappointing!! Disjointed and boring! I hope they don't end an amazing and lengthy career with this lame effort.
Takes you away!
Erasure is dance and soul music with this album. Great music to drive to and think. Be Careful What You Wish For is one of my favorite songs.
Go back to a "fingers and thumbs" style
Make a chorus 2 album , or more like cowboy . This is just not the same.
Bad, becoming not so bad... But God, it's just so painful!
Worst album of their career, hands down. However, Matt Pop's remix of "Love You to the Sky" is among the very best remixes of their entire career.
So yeah, it's been warming up on me. The tracklisting of their 2nd single from this album gives me real hope that they can truly redeem theirselves. Here's hoping!
What the Hell?!
Their last album, although somewhat forgettable, seemed to be going in the right direction. This should never have been released...it sounds like were high and just messing around. Crazy!
Every band has to have a Worst Album...
I've been an Erasure fan since the 1980s. If Andy and Vince took a dump in a box, I would buy it...as I proved by buying this album. My understanding is that the Erasure creative process is that Vince does the instrumentals and forwards them to Andy, who adds the lyrics and vocals. I can't help but think the process was reversed this time, as the uninspired instrumentals cannot elevate the tedious and strained lyrics. Andy apparently had Something He Wanted To Say this time, and I hope he got it out of his system. The Violet Flame was great from start to finish, this album can't get off the ground at all.
If you have to have the entire Erasure anthology, then pick this one up. There are a few nice bits in a few songs, but overall it's not memorable, I listened to it 3 times in a row and switched over to 'Ocean by Ocean' by The Boxer Rebellion, which is a much better Erasure album than this one. I'll be skipping this album when it rolls around on the Artist playlist and listening to the band when they were apparently in a better place. Which is any time in Erasure's history.
Not to bad
Its not a tyical bouncy Erasure album, but its definately Erasure. I think they wanted to try a different route this time and i think they succeded. Yes it is a much slower album to previous ones, but over all there are a handfull of gems. The title track "world be gone" is actually a very beautiful track. Soft, catchy and emotionally sound. "just a little love" is a great track too. The track that stands out to me the most different is"Oh what a world". Dark with a dark beat if that makes sense. Kinda Depechemodein a sense. So to top off this review i think its a not bad album, some what slow but overall it has the few gems. Thanks Erasure for putting out another album. Looking forward to another in the future.
Time is telling.
I love you Vince. I love you Andy.
But this album should have stayed in the studio. For me the magic is gone. Sorry guys.
Great somber release from Erasure
By Erasure's #1 fan
This is a great album!! Much more somber in tone then previous releases with a few upbeat tunes, Love you to the sky and Just a little love being the happy tunes- the others are reflections of our current world situations and are heaviier. If you want to hear another side of Erasure this is a great album! I love it!