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The Punishment of Luxury


The Punishment of Luxury

Thirteenth studio album from the English synth-pop group, named after a 1891 painting by Italian artist Giovanni Segantini

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    OMD’s finest album in 34 years
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    The Punishment Of Luxury follows in the sonic footsteps of 2013's English Electric, in that it’s a gentle upgrade of that sculpted-from-marble early ’80s sound
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Synth-pop at its most charming and effortless
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  4. 7.0 |   All Music

    Another strong showing from a band that could have packed it in years ago and become a nostalgia act, but have instead continued to make fine pop art
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  5. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's refreshing to hear Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey challenging themselves as OMD enjoy their Indian Summer - "La Mitrailleuse" blends gunfire and military drums - even if the results mostly end up as blue-eyed Kraftwerkian pop. Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   music OMH

    A brave statement levelled at a world of increasingly brief and meaningless interactions
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  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Even if OMD’s message is an old one, it is one they can still deliver quite well
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  8. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Fans of their last two albums, 2010's History of Modern and 2013's English Electric, will not be disappointed
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  9. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    For an album so concerned with our present-day living, OMD seem too content to linger in their own past
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  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Classic OMD tropes are almost overdone on this, their 13th studio album. Print edition only

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