Blue Album (Orbital album)

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Blue Album
Orbital - Blue Album.jpg
Studio album by
Released21 June 2004
Ambient techno
Acid house
LabelOrbital Music Records
ATO Records (US)
ProducerPaul and Phil Hartnoll
Orbital chronology
Octane (OST)
Blue Album
Halcyon (Best Of)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
Q3.5/5 stars[5]
Release Magazine8/10[6]
Resident Advisor4.5/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[8]
RTÉ.ie3/5 stars[9]
Uncut3.5/5 stars[10]
Under the Radar9/10[11]

The Blue Album (released 21 June 2004) is the seventh studio album from the British electronica duo Orbital. It includes their single "One Perfect Sunrise". The album was released on CD and LP formats. Orbital announced that this would be their "final" album at the time, but subsequently reunited and recorded new music from 2009 onwards.


Blue Album's title recalls the informal names of Orbital's first two, self-titled albums, known colloquially as the Green Album and the Brown Album. "You Lot" samples a speech by Christopher Eccleston from Russell T Davies' The Second Coming.

Track listing[edit]

3."Tunnel Vision"4:27
5."You Lot"7:08
6."Bath Time"4:18
7."Acid Pants" (featuring Sparks)6:31
8."Easy Serv"4:09
9."One Perfect Sunrise" (featuring Lisa Gerrard)8:45


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  2. ^ Bush, John. "Orbital: Blue Album > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave (18 June 2004). "Orbital, The Blue Album". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 July 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (30 June 2004). "Orbital: The Blue Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 19 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Returns to the epic beauty that characterised their early work. [Aug 2004, p.116]
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  8. ^ Blashill, Pat (28 October 2004). "Orbital: Blue Album". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ McManus, Luke. "Orbital - The Blue Album". Retrieved 9 July 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ A sleek and satisfying sixth album--their best since 1994's Snivilisation. [Jul 2004, p.110]
  11. ^ An incredible electronic journey... A perfect ending for both Orbital and for fans. [#7]

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