Throwback: Hall & Oates-Method Of Modern Love

Daryl Hall and John Oates saw on their 12th album, Big Bam Boom released in 1984. Hall and Janna Allen wrote “Method Of Modern Love” and it was the second single from the album. The duo’s sound became more electronic because they were using the newest studio technology of the time period. A collection of sampled sounds including their own playing produced a lot of echoes, reverb and sonic expressions that seemed to be coming from the general atmosphere instead of the musicians. “Method Of Modern Love” had all of these effects but the core of their soulful sound was intact. They were still able to communicate the human element despite a barrage of synthesizers that really were a signature of ’80s pop music. 

Their musical changes were positive and they achieved another Top Ten hit to go along with the success of “Out Of Touch” reaching number one which was also from Big Bam Boom. The album was released again in 2004 as a remastered edition with 12-inch versions of four songs. Rapper and actor Method Man reinterpreted the hook on his 1993 song “Method Man.” Hall & Oates have released 18 studio albums, 10 live albums and over a dozen compilations. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2019, they went on their first tour of Latin America. 

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