Yes I know it lifts the riff to Europe Endless by Kraftwerk and initially I couldn’t see past that, but Metroland by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark has grown on me all year and – as discussed back at No 20- I am a sucker for videos with stream trains in them.
Their ‘English Electric’ album is worth checking out, reflecting on a future very different from that which they expected in the white heat of musical innovation that was Eric’s Nightclub in Liverpool in the late 1970s.
..and now over to Roy
“TV on The Radio -‘Mercy’. Dave Sitek found time out this year from his producer-du-jour duties to put together a new TVoR album from which, this was the lead-off track. I’ve never been the biggest TVoR fan, dipping in and out, however this is far and away the best thing I’ve heard by them and worth including in the Top10 just for the line ‘ I see tons of people looking lost and lethal'”
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