Stigma (EMF album)

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Studio album by EMF
Released 28 September 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative dance, alternative rock
Length 40:16
Label Parlophone (UK)
Capitol (US)
Producer Ralph Jezzard
EMF chronology
Cha Cha Cha
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Stigma is the second studio album by English rock band EMF, released in 1992. "It's You" was actually called "It's You That Leaves Me Dry" but was re-titled to "It's You" and re-mixed for the single release.


Geoff Orens of AllMusic gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, feeling that the overall mood and lyrical themes of the album were different from what would have been expected by fans: "For a fan base ready for more "Unbelievable"'s however, Stigma was far from enticing and unfortunately sold less than hoped, leading to EMF's less-than-grand return to the foray of pop on Cha Cha Cha."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by EMF, except where noted.

  1. "They're Here" - 4:22
  2. "Arizona" (James Atkin, Ian Dench) - 4:05
  3. "It's You That Leaves Me Dry" (Atkin, Dench) - 3:54
  4. "Never Know" (Atkin, Dench) - 4:02
  5. "Blue Highs" (Dench) - 3:48
  6. "Inside" (Atkin) - 3:26
  7. "Getting Through" (Dench) - 4:23
  8. "She Bleeds" (Dench) - 4:05
  9. "Dog" - 3:56
  10. "The Light that Burns Twice as Bright..." - 4:09



Guest musicians[edit]

P.P. Arnold: backing vocals on "Arizona", "It's You That Leaves Me Dry", "Blue Highs", "Inside" and "The Light that Burns Twice as Bright..."