Album of the Day
Electronic resulted from the teaming of Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr in 1987. "We were two musicians who wanted to get away from the suffocating politics of the band,” noted Marr. “At the same time, it was OK for duos and DJs and non-groups to make records, and that really appealed to Bernard and me.” The pair's self-titled debut encompasses the experimental dance-pop of New Order, the full-bodied jangle of The Smiths and much more on such originals as “Get The Message,” “Feel Every Beat” and “Getting Away with It” (featuring guest vocals by Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant). Released 30 years ago today, ELECTRONIC was met with huge acclaim and stands up as one of the most important electronica albums of all time.