Debut LP ‘WAITING FOR A MIRACLE’ By THE COMSAT ANGELS Came Out 40 Years Ago Today

5 September 2020

Band: The Comsat Angels (Sheffield, England)
Who: British post-punk/new wave group
Active : 1978–1995 / 2009–2010

Album: Waiting For A Miracle – debut LP
Released: 5 September 1980 – 40 years ago today

AllMusic wrote: “‘Waiting for a Miracle’ is a sorcerous first album, at least once it sinks in,
after short-to-long phases of puzzlement, bemusement, and fascination. Its songs of romantic ruin, paranoia, and doubt are spare, inelastic, and ceaselessly on edge. Even when the songs are at their bounciest and most alluring, they have an insular and alien quality…

While there are crucial differences that reveal themselves after deep listening, this album can
be appreciated by anyone touched by other maverick post-punk albums released the same year, such as Joy Division’s Closer, Associates’ The Affectionate Punch, Magazine’s The Correct Use of Soap, the Sound’s Jeopardy, and Simple Minds’ Empires and Dance.”
Score: 5/5

Outstanding highlight

Listen to the full LP on Deezer

THE COMSAT ANGELES: Bio

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