Label: Polydor - 827 487-1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Spain • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
Level 42 was one of Britain's most successful bands by the time World Machine was released inbut U. But that changed with the engaging single "Something About You," which became a Top Ten hit in America and sent this album soaring into the Top World Machine pushes their newfound radio-friendly sound into the forefront, and the result is one of the finest pop albums of the mid-'80s.
Bassist Mark King 's vocals, while limited in range, are soulful and yearning, while keyboardist Mike Lindup 's complimentary falsetto backing vocals add just the right ingredient to the mix. Given the group's original guise as an all-instrumental jazz combo, the musicianship is brilliant, and "Something About You" proves how good a song can sound coming from the radio.
Unlike most Ugasanie* - The Dark Side that Physical Presence - Level 42 - World Machine one strong single surrounded by duds, World Machine has more than its share of fine tunes. The jazzy, upbeat title track is one of the band's finest moments, the should've-been-a-hit "Leaving Me Now" is an effective ballad, and the midtempo "Good Man in a Storm" is Physical Presence - Level 42 - World Machine and thought-provoking.
While not perfect -- "Physical Presence" drags, and "It's Not the Same for Us" is a bit too cutesy for its own good -- World Machine is the most successful album in Level 42 's career, both in terms of sales and quality.
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