This is the debut album from a British duo called Erasure. Synth guru Vince Clarke, having just left Yaz and Depeche Mode, teamed up with vocalist Andy Bell for what would be a long and enduring partnership. A friend of mine heard for the first time a few samples of Erasure's work, which he flippantly described as "Eurotrash." However snide that comment appeared to be, there is a grain of truth in that description. "Wonderland" won't win points for depth, nor is it even their best, but it's a good collection of above average neo-disco, synth heavy pop tunes. Their debut single "Who Needs Love (Like That)" was a bust on the UK charts, but since then, this infectious ditty would slowly grow to become a favorite among fans. "Oh L'Amour" is also another great slice of 1980's pop bliss with its killer chorus and cheesy-cute synths, and "Heavenly Action" stands out as well. But a personal favorite of mine is the catchy "March on Down the Line." On the first listen, Erasure's work may seem bubblegum and simple compared to their sophisticated peers Pet Shop Boys. But their music is original and can't be mistaken for anyone else, and this fine debut would be the beginning of a career that would spawn several UK Top 10 hits, a few platinum albums, and recognition in the States. Though it's far from a masterpiece, "Wonderland" is a solid debut.