Dazzle Ships (studio album) by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Dazzle Ships
Dazzle Ships by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 4,738th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 71 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1983 (70th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (708th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,738th)
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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark bestography

Dazzle Ships is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark is Architecture & Morality which is ranked number 1591 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,084.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark album bestography « Higher ranked (1,591st) This album (4,738th) Lower ranked (5,030th) »
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74/100 (from 71 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 72.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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85/100
From 04/26/2020 01:06
Charming and eccentric synth pop/ avant garde oddity from early eighties. Fascinating that something as experimental and bizarre as Dazzle Ships got a major record label release from a band that was making waves in the UK charts. Jarring on first listen but grows well on you thereafter.
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From 10/27/2019 16:34
this is omds oddity. ive always liked it. it has 2 of their best songs. of all the things/romance of the telescope. a enjoyable listen
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75/100
From 06/22/2019 22:10
Great to this album ranked so high. not much of a success (comparatively) at time of release, but fully appreciated now.
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From 09/14/2018 19:13
Possibly the most interesting and experimental new wave albums out there.
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From 10/11/2017 00:59
A rousing electronic classic that seems to mourn the advancement of technology over humanism and warn of a technofascist future.
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70/100
From 07/04/2016 17:01
A very intriguing record. It's certainly their most challenging album, and although it isn't their best it's still a good album for OMD to have made. Stands up well today.
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From 05/09/2016 21:33
OMD with more than a nod towards Kraftwerk...quite different to Architecture & Morality, more industrial but a good listen. Difficult to rate tracks individually but as a whole I like it. The whole album rating more than just a sum of its parts. Oh, and Radio Waves most definitely should have been released as a single....!
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From 10/21/2012 19:29
Excellent, underrated classic with no filler.
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From 09/20/2012 08:45
Only Telegraph :(
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Best Albums of 1983
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