The Voice of America (album)

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The Voice of America
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Studio album by Cabaret Voltaire
Released July 1980
Recorded March–April 1980
Studio Western Works, Sheffield, England
Genre Industrial, experimental, post-punk
Label Rough Trade
Producer Cabaret Voltaire
Cabaret Voltaire chronology
Live at the YMCA 27.10.79
(1980)Live at the YMCA 27.10.791980
The Voice of America
Three Mantras
(1980)Three Mantras1980

The Voice of America is the second studio album by English band Cabaret Voltaire. It was released in July 1980, through record label Rough Trade.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Chris Watson.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "The Voice of America/Damage Is Done" 6:16
2. "Partially Submerged" 3:45
3. "Kneel to the Boss" 3:52
4. "Premonition" 5:03
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "This Is Entertainment" 5:51
2. "If the Shadows Could March? (1974)" 0:55
3. "Stay Out of It" 2:38
4. "Obsession" 5:06
5. "News From Nowhere" 2:21
6. "Messages Received" 3:16

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Trouser Press described the album as "an uneven work".[2] AllMusic called it "Not as spectacular as what would follow", but not without its own set of thrills."[1]


"Stay Out Of It" samples three phrases from the Outer Limits episode "Demon with a Glass Hand": "the third part of your brain... you know where it is?", "don't kill me, please... please..." and "the hand... tell me what to do".


Cabaret Voltaire


  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "The Voice of America – Cabaret Voltaire : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Grant, Stephen; Sheridan, David. " :: Cabaret Voltaire". Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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