Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Art of Noise - In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)


I once dated a girl that had an AoN cassette and I asked her if it was any good. She replied, "You'll like it if you like Art of Noise." That could be said about most AoN releases. However, by 1987, the group was down to only 2 members, so most of the tracks here fall into one of two categories: J. J. Jeczalik's ambient music or Anne Dudley's music that could be considered her first attempts at film soundtrack writing (In 1998, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score for The Full Monty). I prefer the former, but not by much. This group was so much better when Trevor Horn was a member.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #134 (Oct 21, 1987)

Tracks: Fin Du Temps, E.F.L., A Day At The Races, Roller 1, sound like classic Art of Noise cuts. The other 12 tracks are only curiosities that don't beg you to listen to them again.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: This contains the group's contribution to the soundtrack of the horrid movie Dragnet, so it reminds me of that nightmare unless I remember to skip the track.

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