Orange Juice
You Can't Hide Your Love Forever


4.5
superb

Review

by AnimalsAsSummit USER (10 Reviews)
June 19th, 2016 | 20 replies


Release Date: 1982 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A misunderstood masterstroke, Orange Juice invent modern indie pop, and subsequently influence countless artists with this

Orange Juice is a band that rose in the early 80s to some very minor success. They play a variety of upbeat post-punk and jangle pop that didn't resemble bands at the time. That is is to say, they were able to get their music out their on a label, but it was so weird and oddball for the time that it remained incredibly underground, though many of the songs on this record could've become hits, if they were more toned down.

But Orange doesn't give a *** about that. In fact, vocalist and lead songwriter Edwyn Collins basically spits in the face of all the dark, brooding post punk of the time and desides to create a force that is, undeniably, happy. He crafts tunes that are drenced with a particular shimmery and sunny production, which explains the album art and its proto-seapunk vibes. The result is an obnoxious and wonky dive into New Romantic strangeness. In short, this album is as edgy as it gets in 1982.

With a sound that would hugely inspire the future genres of indie and general hipster music, Orange Juice was not without their imitators. Collins' signature vocal style was imitated by none other than Morrissey of the Smiths shortly following the albums initial release and exposure, and the guitar/ keyboard interplay would later be heard in the work of the underground UK post-punk giants, Felt. The music itself, after over 30 years, still sounds as fresh as ever, and certainly way ahead of its time. At times it has more in common with 90s alternative than it does with 80s jangle.

'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever', overall, is a brilliant album, and one of the many groundbreaking albums that has been somewhat lost to time and culture. Many of the choices present on this album, whether one finds them interesting or not, were the first of their kind. Orange Juice kick post punk standards right in the jaw, and leave them lying there in the sunshine. This album should not be underestimated; do not be discouraged by the stratified rating, as most of the 1s are probably from people who jammed the first song, heard how odd it was, and then turned it off (this is presumably, the only explanation), thus missing the gems within. This is pure art, and something that one has to experience for themselves.



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AnimalsAsSummit
June 19th 2016


2985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

was honestly amazed at that 3.5 avg and some of the comments on here about this piece, so this is somewhat of a response to that

LotusFlower
June 19th 2016


12002 Comments


Vocals grossed me out first time I checked it out, but I can give it another shot

AnimalsAsSummit
June 19th 2016


2985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

understandably so, that seems to be a gripe many people have

SandwichBubble
June 19th 2016


4979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Maybe it's because all my favorite bands have terrible vocals, but I didn't find Edwyn Collins' voice to be THAT bad.

Digging: Galley Beggar - Heathen Hymns

AnimalsAsSummit
June 19th 2016


2985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

they aren't bad at all. perhaps in another context they'd be out of place or sound off, but within the context of the style of music on here, i think they are perfect

LordePots
June 19th 2016


38561 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

album is the biggest throwaway since whatever the next biggest throwaway was that came before it

Digging: Blondes - Warmth

AnimalsAsSummit
June 19th 2016


2985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Lol is my reply to that, but whatevs floats your boat

PappyMason
June 19th 2016


5702 Comments


That Al Green cover

AnimalsAsSummit
June 19th 2016


2985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Its pretty brilliant honestly

LotusFlower
June 19th 2016


12002 Comments


slap some japanese text on it and you have a vaporwave album ripe for the picking.

AnimalsAsSummit
June 19th 2016


2985 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

basically, vapor aesthetic before vapor



@pappy nice dig btw dude atliens is tier 1

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2016


8494 Comments


was honestly amazed at that 3.5 avg and some of the comments on here about this piece, so this is somewhat of a response to that

just potsy and the potsy minions dw

Digging: Godflesh - Post Self

LotusFlower
June 19th 2016


12002 Comments


Huh weird, out of all the votes made after pots' vote only one of them has a remotely negative score. Didn't think that one out at all.

LordePots
June 19th 2016


38561 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

careful now clover you'll wake the bitch



LordePots
June 19th 2016


38561 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

oops i mean beast





wtferrothorn
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2016


5779 Comments


You'll ignite Arcade's fire

LotusFlower
June 19th 2016


12002 Comments


ayy classic throwback to a classic joke

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2016


15755 Comments


jesus

Digging: T. Rex - The Slider

SandwichBubble
January 18th 2017


4979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow this really grew on me. Just gets better with age I suppose.

Angelboros
February 10th 2017


1347 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Just keep coming back to Satellite City. Damn, what a tune!



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