At the turn of the postmodern era, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was on top of the world. They were the cutting edge of pop music, whether they hate to admit it or not.
Americans may have been “letting the sun shine in” for the past 50 years, but now the burning sensation is out of control. Revisiting Hair serves as a salve.
Zola Jesus takes a confident and empowering stance on matters of life and death in her supremely dark but undeniably uplifting new album.
On their third post-reunion album, the synth veterans’ triumphs more than make up for a somewhat dated message.