Album of the Day
On the heels of his work with Depeche Mode, keyboardist Vince Clarke found an ideal musical match in vocalist Alison Moyet. Their distinctive blend of propulsive synth beats and R&B textures quickly conquered the dance clubs of their native England, where the 1982 debut album from Yaz went platinum. Its follow-up was YOU AND ME BOTH; recorded shortly before the duo broke up, the album's pop polish belies the emotional depths it reaches. With producer Eric Radcliffe returning and the writing duties split more evenly, the set is arguably more accessible than its hit predecessor and includes such affecting songs as “Nobody's Diary,” “Mr. Blue” and “Ode To Boy.” Today we'll give YOU AND ME BOTH another spin to wish Alison Moyet a happy birthday.