Blue Album (Orbital album)

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Blue Album
Orbital - Blue Album.jpg
Studio album by Orbital
Released 21 June 2004
Genre Techno
Ambient techno
Acid house
Length 52:01
Label Orbital Music Records
ATO Records (US)
Producer Paul and Phil Hartnoll
Orbital chronology
Octane (OST)
(2003)
Blue Album
(2004)
Halcyon (Best Of)
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 7.3/10[3]
Q 3.5/5 stars[4]
Uncut 3.5/5 stars[5]
Under the Radar 9/10[6]
Release Magazine 8/10[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Resident Advisor 4.5/5 stars[9]

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.

Album[edit]

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 speech by Christopher Eccleston from Russell T Davies' The Second Coming.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Transient" 5:48
2. "Pants" 5:45
3. "Tunnel Vision" 4:27
4. "Lost" 5:08
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/blue-album/orbital
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Orbital: Blue Album > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  3. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (30 June 2004). "Orbital: The Blue Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Returns to the epic beauty that characterised their early work. [Aug 2004, p.116]
  5. ^ A sleek and satisfying sixth album--their best since 1994's Snivilisation. [Jul 2004, p.110]
  6. ^ An incredible electronic journey... A perfect ending for both Orbital and for fans. [#7]
  7. ^ http://www.releasemagazine.net/Onrecord/ororbitalba.htm
  8. ^ Blashill, Pat (28 October 2004). "Orbital: Blue Album". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. 
  9. ^ http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=2300

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