OMD: Liberator (Virgin). THERE is nothing wrong with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's 10th album, Liberator. But then there is little right about bubblegum pop masquerading behind a wall of techno sludge. Time after time, OMD releases feature straight-up droning rhythms, cliched symphonic synthesiser riffs and pained, poorly-sung lyrics. Still, the kiddies on the dance floor seem to like it. OMD's last effort, 1991's Sugar Tax album went platinum in Britain. And you can expect the bouncy, Abba-like confection, Stand Above Me, the first single, will help take Liberator as far.