My Top 10 Tracks: Oblique

Oblique are a Spanish synthpop band whose album Without Making Noise was one of the electro highlights of 2009. Their sound ranges from synthpop to futurepop and Ladytron-style 80s electro. The aptly-named Cathedral EP came out earlier this year (Oblique’s sixth release), bringing the tempo down a notch and hinting at a more reflective and diverse direction for the future. With a large following on MySpace and Facebook, Oblique are active on all social media fronts and are always keen to interact with their fans. Here is a band who quite obviously have a lot of fun making records and performing live: I hope they come to the UK soon! I asked lead vocalist Sonja for Oblique’s top 10 favourite tracks. Read on to find out their selection…

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1. Ladytron — Destroy Everything You Touch

One of the great hymns of Witching Hour. With this song, we fell in love with the vocal melody of Helen Marnie.

2. The Human League — Love Action (I Believe In Love)

I have only good words for my Phil Oakey, great song and great video with a nod to The Graduate.

3. The Whip — Trash

Great British band that with this track they mix bass, guitar and analog in a sublime way. It’s a hit!

4. Joy Division — Transmission

Ian Curtis and his Transmission guided my way to see the music with this great song so full of his energy.

5. The Cure — Lovesong

From the acclaimed album Disintegration, I distinguish this theme which I think is one of the most exciting ballads I’ve ever heard.

6. LCD Soundsystem — I Can Change

James Murphy (DFA owner) created this great album with songs full of analog sounds that it hooks you.

7. OMD — Maid Of Orleans

Mythical song of one of the bands that have impacted me more after The Human League. The video clip is a f***ing wonder!

8. Editors — In This Light And On this Evening

From Birmingham, we receive a wonderful gift: an incredibly great track sung by Tom Smith with his unique voice. Wonderful lyrics.

9. Client — Radio

A hit that launched them to fame. Great memories after being their support band in Spain. Sarah Blackwood and Kate Holmes: we love you!

10. White Lies — Farewell To The Fairground

First single from To Lose My Life (great album!) We were hooked from the beginning, great melody and great vocal pads. We recorded a cover of this song.

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