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The Punishment of Luxury is the thirteenth album by British band OMD.

History

The new album was first announced on 15 May 2017, with the publication on youtube of a short animated film for the brand new track La Mitrailleuse [1]. The OMD official site gave full album details and tour dates on 25 May 2017. [2]

New track Isotype was announced as the first single from the Punishment of Luxury and was made available digitally on May 27 (Also released on 12" vinyl on 18 August. Th title track from the new album was also made available on 19 July [3] and an accompanying video was also posted.[4] Final preview track The View From Here was made available from 18 August.[5] The album was eventually issued on 01 September 2017, as planned, although pre-ordered hard copies of vinyl and CD/DVD editions had been shipped some days beforehand.

Tracklisting

  • CD/digital formats
  1. The Punishment of Luxury
  2. Isotype
  3. Robot Man
  4. What Have We Done
  5. Precision & Decay
  6. As We Open, So We Close
  7. Art Eats Art
  8. Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang
  9. One more Time
  10. La Mitralleuse
  11. Ghost Star
  12. The View From Here

Personell

  • Andrew McCluskey - vocals, keyboards, bass guitar.
  • Paul Humphreys - keyboards, vocals
  • Martin Cooper - keyboards
  • Stuart Kershaw - drums
  • with special thanks to Malcolm Holmes.

Reviews

  • The weird and wonderful world of OMD - bbc.com
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – The Punishment of Luxury (White Noise) (overall score 9) - godisinthetvzine.co.uk
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark = Kraftwerk + Roxy Music - slugmag.com
  • Allmusic review by Tim Sendra Allmusic.com
  • OMD examines the complications of progress on the sparkling The Punishment Of Luxury - AV Club
  • Metacritic overall score 70
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