Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

YELLO / One Second (1987)

It’s interesting and a little frustrating that the best point of reference for a Yello album is to previous Yello albums.  In that respect the fifth release by the Swiss duo delivers a decent mix of unique electro pop and Latin style rhythms, but when compared to those previous works it’s somewhat bland, being neither as adventurous nor as diverse.  It’s notable, however, for featuring Billy Mackenzie and Shirley Bassey; the latter on vocals of the best track, The Rhythm Divine.
If you live in the US you get ‘Oh Yeah’ sandwiched between tracks 8 and 9.  I don’t know why, because it’s supposed to be on Stella (1985).

Songs of Note: Le Secret Farida; The Rhythm Divine

3 European hotel rooms out of 5

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