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The Best Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Albums, Ranked

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We're ranking the best Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark albums of all time. One of the best synthpop bands ever, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's discography features many popular songs, like "Maid of Orleans" and "If You Leave." What is the greatest Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album ever?

From their self-titled debut album to their 2017 album The Punishment of Luxury, this list of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark albums also includes Sugar Tax, Crush, and Architecture & Morality.

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  • Architecture & Morality
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    1. The New Stone Age
    2. She's Leaving
    3. Souvenir
    4. Sealand
    5. Joan of Arc
    6. Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
    7. Architecture and Morality
    8. Georgia
    9. The Beginning and the End

    Pitchfork score: 8.7/10

    • Release Date: 1981
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  • Organisation
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    1. Enola Gay
    2. 2nd Thought
    3. VCL XI
    4. Motion and Heart
    5. Statues
    6. The Misunderstanding
    7. The More I See You
    8. Promise
    9. Stanlow

    Pitchfork score: 6.2/10

    • Release Date: 1980
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  • Dazzle Ships
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    1. Radio Prague
    2. Genetic Engineering
    3. ABC Auto-Industry
    4. Telegraph
    5. This Is Helena
    6. International
    7. Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III & VII)
    8. The Romance of the Telescope
    9. Silent Running
    10. Radio Waves
    11. Time Zones
    12. Of All the Things We've Made

    Pitchfork score: 8.4/10

    • Release Date: 1983
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  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
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    1. Bunker Soldiers
    2. Almost
    3. Mystereality
    4. Electricity
    5. The Messerschmitt Twins
    6. Messages
    7. Julia's Song
    8. Red Frame/White Light
    9. Dancing (Instrumental)
    10. Pretending To See The Future

    Pitchfork score: 7.3/10

    • Release Date: 1980
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