I've been listening to this a lot, Messages by OMD. For younger readers, OMD (full name Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark) were an 80s synthpop band from The Wirral. I can't decide if they were cool or not (I mean, at the time). They were and they weren't from what I remember. A bit nerdy, but it's easier to get away with that kind of thing these days. Some of their songs still sound amazing. Their biography is a good read. And wasn't their pompous band name the inspiration for The Smiths getting their name?
Where are they now? According to wikipedia, Andy McCluskey was reponsible for Atomic Kitten and the other one is making music with her out of Propaganda.