Album of the Day
After auspicious but brief stints with Depeche Mode and Yaz, keyboardist Vince Clarke teamed with singer Andy Bell to form Erasure, a partnership still ongoing today. The duo's distinctive 1986 debut, WONDERLAND, showcases their dance-friendly synth-pop at its poppiest, with bright vocals, rousing choruses and hooks to burn. Produced by Flood, the Sire set spun off such singles as "Heavenly Action,” "Who Needs Love (Like That)" and “Oh L'Amour”; the latter two songs would each reach the U.K. Top 20 years after their original release. Though they may have gone on to scale even greater heights, the gloriously upbeat WONDERLAND is a pretty wonderful beginning for Erasure.