Architecture & Morality is the third studio album by British electronic music group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. It was released through Dindisc and Virgin Records on 8 November 1981. Hailed as the band's seminal work, the album received critical acclaim and has appeared on various "best albums" lists; The Morning News named it the finest record of 1981, and "the blueprint for synth-pop". The album also became a commercial success, selling over 4 million copies by 2007. The record spawned three international hit singles, which sold more than 8 million copies combined.