Big fan of Erasure and their early career. Vince Clarke had just left Depeche Mode, quit the Yazoo project and found a female/male singer. Their early albums (86-89) are sprinkled with great tunes and naff filler but here on Chorus (1990), they finally found their step. A 10-track album stuffed with great songs, which included 4 singles (back at a time when releasing a physical single on 7", 12" and CD was the way to do it).
The opening title track kicks things off in a brilliant style. it's post-futuristic musings about 'The birds have all gone' / 'All the fishes in the sea have gone to sleep' echo a dystopian future ahead at a time when everything seemed great. Even the album tracks jump out like they do on no other Erasure album, especially 'Joan' & 'Turns the love to Anger'. Obvious hit singles 'Love to Hate You' & 'Breath of Life' extend the shelf life of this lovely little album which sounds even better on vinyl.