Dark At The End Of The Tunnel

May 26, 1998 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Label: Geffen
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  • Total Length: 47:49
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  • ASIN: B001O3YGA2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,790 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This CD is so completely involving you just get goosebumps every time you listen to it.
the drummer
Some people think this album is Boingo's most lacking album, but there are a lot of gems here that once you hear you are sure to enjoy.
T. SWANK
They're chock full of great vocal lines with ample support from horns, guitars, and piano.
J. T. Nite

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Bug on September 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you are a hard-core Oingo Boingo fan - you may very well hate this album. A friend of mine gave me my copy two weeks after it was released because he just couldn't stand it. As I later learned, before Dark at the End of the Tunnel ("Tunnel"), OB's work was often raw, energetic and not over-produced. Tunnel is a marked change.

I had never listened to OB before I purchased Tunnel. Consequently, I didn't have any preconceived notions. What I found was an extremely complex album that is as musically solid as any I had (or have) ever heard. It contains songs with "edge" as well as some of the best balads I have ever heard. Most of all, I love the layering. Many of the songs are filled with intricate back rythms and riffs which make the sound extremely "full." You can tell that this album was produced during the rein of the synthesizer (albeit at the end of that time period). But, Tunnel does a supurb job of utilizing the fullness that a synthesizer can provide without over-doing it.

Uncharacteristically, Tunnel really puts Danny Elfman's voice at the forefront. His vocals are a true highlight of the album.

Buy this album. Then, sit back and listen to it like it is a completely unknown band. I'm confident you will be very impressed!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Micah Newman on July 17, 1998
Format: Audio CD
One of the most underrated albums I know about; pretty close to flawless. "mellow" (as I heard one person describe it) compared to most other Boingo material, but that doesn't detract a bit from the strength of these fantastic songs. There's a charged, new depth here to their commentaries on American life and L.A. freeways, and it gives DATEOTT much of its richness, making it an eminently pleasurable, repeatable listen. On my list of perfect travelling music, as well as on my list of favorite albums ever.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. Tefer on December 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
By 1990, Oingo Boingo had made a gradual transition from the semi-humorous Boi-ngo in 1987, to the extremely dark and often uneasy mind of genius composer/lead vocal Danny Elfman. This culminated into "Dark at the End of the Tunnel". However, Elfman didn't know how to separate his musical worlds. And this was a very interesting thing.
"Dark at the End of the Tunnel" is a slow self-aware transitional album full of atmosphere and good lyrics. Oingo's lyrics are not as important now as they used to be. But "Dead Man's Party," alreaady covered that ground.
Here, we first will find a seemingly cold and angry album, yet with multiple listens, "Dark at the End of the Tunnel" could be considered a great album which contains a large handful of classic songs. That's not to say every song is perfect, but it doesn't really have to be.
A prime example is what one could consider one of the finest and most haunting songs ever written / composed is "Skin". It was a song originally meant for the "NIGHTBREED" soundtrack (1990) ((but appeared only in country version) which is no coincidence that Elfman composed all the music for). Skin is a song literally about undead demons ripping their faces off. Nightbreed was directed by Clive Barker (Hellraiser) who no doubtedly admired Elfman's work on Beetlejuice and Batman only a few years prior.
"Flesh N' Blood" sounds similar to "We Close Our Eyes" and was featured on the "Ghostbusters 2" soundtrack (1989). Even thought the second ghostbusters soundtrack didn't match the first film's soundtrack (or the first film, for that matter). Seems to have that reluctancy-based soul defiance to it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 12, 1998
Format: Audio CD
In what is easily the best studio album that Oingo Boingo ever produced, Danny Elfman has shown a sophisticated side. Obviously, all of the movie soundtrack music has changed him, for the better. One, evidently, can only live on party music for so long. Dark at the End of the Tunnel is mature, brilliant masterpiece.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Logan Albright on January 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
When I excitedly opened my my new Oingo Boingo record and popped it into my cd player, I must admit I was a bit disappointed. None of the songs seemed to have the instant catchiness and appeal of their other albums and I felt cheated. However, I did not let this keep me from listening to the album evey day, and you know what? Now I think it's really good. Sure there are a few filler tracks, but there are also some really great songs here. I think the main reason I was disappointed at first was that I was expecting it to sound like Dead Man's Party or Only A Lad. It doesn't, but it has a great voice of its own, and would urge all of you to give it a chance.
Song highlights include "Skin', "When The Lights Go Out" and the surprisingly inspiring "Try To Believe".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
You can't go wrong with Oingo Boingo ...that is until they become just "Boingo"
This album didn't hit me as being great until the 10th time I listened to it in my car. I had the impulse to just skip to the songs I knew...yet I resisted because I KNEW Danny Elfman was a master of music. At least that is what I had always thought of him, and for some reason listened to every album he has ever made except this one, until last year that is. I think he is this century's Mozart. An extremely talented musician, even if you don't appreciate his style you must appreciate his talent. This album will make you happy when you listen to it. Every song is perfectly done, and you can't argue with Danny. Honestley, from Sam Phipps to Danny Elfman this album just works PERFECT.
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