Junk Culture is an album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, released in 1984. It is most noteworthy for being the last OMD album to receive acclaim in the UK.
It was also the last OMD album to have its artwork designed by Peter Saville.
Junk Culture is OMDs attempt to regain commercial success, and while songs like "Tesla Girls", "Locomotion" and "Apollo" are all mainstream the album contains much of what OMD had been doing before. Junk Culture sounds so different because of a change in instrumentation which was due to the band's acquisition of the Fairlight CMI digital sampling/sequencing workstation.
The three most successful singles from the album were "Locomotion", which was their last Top 5 hit in the UK at #5, "Tesla Girls", which made #21, and "Talking Loud and Clear", which reached #11.
The title track is an instrumental with heavy dub overtones and tape collages, "All Wrapped Up" is a calypso pop song which sounds like an electro take on some of the material on The Clash's London Calling. "Talking Loud and Clear" finishes the album on a reflective note, a calm pop song featuring a soprano saxophone melody and Kraftwerk-style keyboard arpeggio.