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Django Django

Django Django

2012

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Django Django
Album Summary

Django Django is the debut album by British art rock band Django Django. The album was released on 30 January 2012 in the United Kingdom via Because Music, and charted on the UK Albums Chart at #33. In 2014 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, which indicated sales of at least 75,000 copies throughout Europe. The album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Music Prize. It was certified gold by the UPFI in 2012, and then platinum in 2013.

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3.19

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Genres
Rock

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Wed Apr 19 2023
5

"Django Django" was one of the bands I meant to listen to for a long, long time. So when 1001albumsgenerator revealed the album to me, I couldn't wait any longer. I wasn't disappointed! Now let's click the repeat button and play "Default" nonstop. ;)

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Wed May 24 2023
5

this is an album of just good energy and amazing vibrancy. I think this is the first time so far I’m giving back to back 5s? Deserved IMO

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Tue Mar 14 2023
5

Loved this when it came out 11 years ago and was happy to see it pop up here for me today. Quirky & groovy without feeling forced, and consistently good all the way through. Love an album with an introduction track too, so this will be 5⭐

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Mon Apr 10 2023
5

I think WOR is my favourite song of the decade. I started off unsure, then beguiled, but when that surf rock rhythm started pounding, I was enthralled.

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Thu Jun 01 2023
5

This is one of those bands I've only heard about but never checked out, even though I would've been the perfect demographic when this came out in 2012. I was pretty stoked seeing this pop up this morning and, boy, it did not disappoint one bit. Pure energy and vibrancy without feeling too over the top.

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Wed Feb 08 2023
4

I never have heard of this band before, but I will definitely be checking out more of their discography. I was impressed by how easy this was to listen to and enjoy. Very cool sound.

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Sun Mar 12 2023
4

7/10. Critical Reception: "The track "WOR" has been recently used in a Toyota Australia advertisement for the 2019 Toyota CH-R Next Gen Turbo." Pretty good album, all in all

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Fri Apr 28 2023
4

This was pretty good, though I'd hardly call it essential listening. It kept my interest throughout and the production was very strong. The blend of styles here is pretty unique and I'm guessing that's why it was on this list. Was this album bigger in the UK? I have no memory of it being big here in 2012.

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Wed Apr 19 2023
3

Repetitiveness in these songs definitely has a lot of charm and makes them super catchy and fun, but over 40 minutes of that somehow feels like too much. Tiring.

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Fri Oct 27 2023
5

10/26/23. Wow, I’m mad I haven’t heard this band before. Every song blew me away and surprised me, and sounding very different from other music I’ve heard. This will get many revisits.

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Wed Mar 22 2023
4

Begins like a John Carpenter soundtrack - very exciting. Then some catchy indie-dance reminding me of Hot Chip collaborating with Beta Band. Good music.

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Mon Apr 17 2023
4

Every track is a banger!! Such unusual meshing cutting and manipulating of sound throughout I absolutely love it. So nostalgic too - brings me back to a really really fun time of life!

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Mon Feb 05 2024
4

A series of high-energy psychedelic pop bops, with happy operatic vocals, nonsensical repeating lyrics, whimsical Krautrock-esque drones, space synths, lots of reverb, and instruments (especially percussions) that evoke 60s psychedelia. I'm also hearing garage blues influence from contemporaries like Black Keys in songs "Firewater." It's a very fun record with only a few lackluster song ideas that don't leave much of an impact. Favorites: Default, Waveforms, WOR, Life's a Beach

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Wed Feb 08 2023
3

Interesting album cover. It's striking and I'm assuming it's some kind of mixed media? I love the intro and the seamless transition into the second track. I've never heard of this band before now so it's fun to go into an album blind and have no idea at all what the style will be. Even more so as this is a more recent release. Interesting sound. Indie rock-first but there's a lot of influences in there; I think I'm hearing some Beach Boys. Producing is cool too, lots of intriguing layers. The consistent adjective that's popping up is "interesting". It's not music that is really "out-there" but I keep noticing songwriting and production choices that aren't completely the norm for this style of music and I appreciate that. It's adding some nice depth. It made me enjoy the album and the only downsides were that it didn't have many big standout moments. Each track would have it's own idea and live inside of that idea, but then not really take my interest to the next level. "Defaults" is probably my favorite of the bunch. It's nicely diverse and yet still cohesive. They'll have tracks that have electronic drums and instruments in the foreground ("Waveforms", "Zumm Zumm", "Hand of Man"), a delta-blues Nick Drake inspired song like "Firewater", then an straightforward indie rocker track like "Life's A Beach" that you would hear on a Vampire Weekend album. It's cool and eclectic. As this was their debut album, I feel the need to see their direction after this one. Lots of promise. 3.3/5 I think.

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Wed Feb 08 2023
3

Cheerful modern psychedelic pop. I hear some 60's influences, including The Beach Boys here and there, in addition to more recent influences like Animal Collective. I dig it. I’ll keep this band on the back burner and listen to more of them. I appreciate a band that goes out of their way to make every song sound unique. I also like when an album cover immediately signals what kind of music this is going to be. —— I get a kick out of how yesterday’s album was Nas’ “Illmatic” featuring “Life’s a Bitch” and today we have an album with a song called “Life’s a Beach.” (And personal fun fact: the first screenplay I ever wrote was called “Life’s a Beach” — it wasn’t very good but that phrase will always hold a special place in my heart.)

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Mon Mar 13 2023
3

I like the one that starts ‘Ha-ha-ha-kop-buh-buh-me-me-me-kop-ha-ha-me-me-me’ etc.

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Tue Apr 04 2023
3

I went in totally ignorant of this record and artist. At first I was getting Kraftwerk vibes but then the harmonized vocals kicked in which remind me of some sixties groups like The Hollies, The Association, or The Byrds. All said, I find myself drawn to records that successfully fuse cold/mechanical machine noises with warm/human musicality. Django Django certainly scratches that itch but when it veers into the longer, jammier songs I admit to getting bored. I love Stereolab but they are guilty of the same tendency. I think some editing of the longer tunes would be an improvement.

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Sat Apr 08 2023
3

It’s like the postal service made some trippy acid pop. Excellent electronic composure but the falsetto harmonization can get a little tired. Lord of half hashed ideas that sometimes stick, and sometimes don’t. That’s the beauty of music after all, they’re being creative and sometimes something fresh and wonderful can be created. However, only some of it hits for me. As the album progresses it resembles new age sea shanties where the harmonies float on waves of consistent rhythms mixed with well placed instrumentals. Nothing captured my attention, but I did enjoy a few songs. Overall, a bland record for my taste, mostly due to the vocals not taking any chances.

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Tue May 02 2023
3

clicked on the link to listen in Apple Music. It brought up the 10th anniversary reissue that had remixes and for some reason the original was not available so I listened to remixes before noticing my good. Found the original and had to start over, was bummed because I enjoyed the remixes. The original? It's okay electronic music. But it continues the author(s) bias for unoriginal British music that has no place on a list like this. 3/5.

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Thu Jul 20 2023
3

Album #: 223 first impressions: I remember this band being Pitchfork darlings around the time of this album. At the time, I remember thinking Pitchfork was unbearably pretentious. So I assumed this band would be, too. A bit surprisingly, it sounds like an amalgamation of other bands they liked at the time that were sort of on the more mainstream edge: the XX, Fleet Foxes, and LCD Soundsystem. An interesting mix of 2010's indie/electronic/world music together with a little bit of country/60's singer-songwriter flair. after listening through: Really interesting production/blends of genres; good background/working music but also fun/varied enough to listen to as a standalone activity. But a little too long. post-reading reviews/wiki: I would not have guessed that this band is British because it feels... relatively seasoned (iykyk.) I'm not surprised to see comparisons to Animal Collective, another band I rejected at the time of this album's release bc I felt that their sound was too weird and people who liked them were just pretentious at the time. Now I kind of vibe with it, but it's not something I see myself obsessing over a decade too late. recommended for: fans of Tune-Yards, James Blake, Orville Peck, Devendra Banhart, stomp n clap.

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Sat Oct 21 2023
3

Wilco meets Daft Punk via Battlestar Galactica or Star Wars, take your pick, all through a prism of late 1960's pop. And you know what? It's FINE. One could even say such a mix works. For them. But I doubt this album is going to get anyone laid anytime soon. And frankly that's all I'm looking for right now. Ask me again tomorrow and my standards could change.

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Mon Feb 13 2023
2

An intriguing one. Clearly there's an amazing producer/electronics tech in n the band, but the sad thing is there is no songwriter in the band. As a result you have these lovely exciting ideas whizzing about, but nobody to refine them into a song you can care about. Live a cross between Belle and Sebastian and LCD Soundsystem, but lacking the melodic loveliness or wit.

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Thu Apr 20 2023
2

Maybe it's because I was forced to listen to this on YouTube, but every song sounded like it would be for an ad promoting a 'revolutionary' new crypto exchange platform, a hemp inspired make up cleanser or some green fuel for future generations. That bored me. Needs more grit. 2.5

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Mon Dec 18 2023
2

It’s a bold move to depict the landfill that copies of your record will end up in on the cover of your debut record. I kid, I kid…. This is just The Beta Band for the 2010’s, right? Ok, okay…let’s get serious. This is an alright record, kind of psychedelic, kind of poppy, but it has a problem that I find in a lot of modern music that really detracts from listening for me. It has a lack of realistic energy - you can tell everything on this record is heavily quantized in a DAW, lined up and synced perfectly in time…machine-like. It feels lifeless to me as a result, devoid of personality or any flair for originality.

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Fri Mar 31 2023
1

So... the is art-rock. Or art-pop. Or something like that. So this is what kids were listening to in 2012, eh? Is it a modern mix on 1960's psychedelic pop? That's what it sounds like to me, a modern revivalist of that era. And I'm not a big fan of that genre of music in the first place, so it was probably never likely that I was going to like this. Perhaps I'm just too old. But more likely there just isn't anything that attracts me here.

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Mon Apr 03 2023
5

Wow! How have I never heard these guys before?! This is going in rotation, stat! So many good sounds: driving rhythms, sound fx, textured vocals…

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Mon Apr 03 2023
5

Love love love love - so good

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Sat Apr 22 2023
5

dit vind ik wel heel leuk ja, moet veel sterren krijgen

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Fri Apr 28 2023
5

Oh hell yeah what a cool discovery.

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Tue May 16 2023
5

Such a cool, unique sound! So amped to find a cool new artist to listen to!

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Wed May 17 2023
5

Another incredible early '10s throwback that brings a thousand memories of driving around in the Ashcroft Butchers ute pumping Triple J and listening to the likes of Zan Rowe and Lewi Mckirdy back announcing a heap of tracks of this album. Both Lewi and Zan were so so important in the development of my musical taste and proclivities, especially Mad Dog McKirdy

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Mon Jul 03 2023
5

I am really enjoying this funky, bleepy alt-pop.

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Mon Jul 03 2023
5

Some cool sounds, really enjoyed this. The vocals in particular were richly melodic like some of the best sixties bands. Will definitely listen again

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Fri Jul 14 2023
5

If you listen to it ten times in a row and you just keep liking it more every time, it's the right album. I don't know why, it's very original, and it's for me

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Wed Jul 19 2023
5

Feels like a modern rendition of the classic Beta Band (The Three EPs). This album mashes indie pop and psychedelia with aspects of electro- even dance. Feels like you’re in the front seat of a western movie with cameos of UFOs and aliens. Overall fantastic record. Firewater is the best song. Fav: Hail Bop, Default, Firewater, Wor

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Sun Sep 03 2023
5

Wow, love the styles blended together. I’m going to visit their entire catalog. Great album.

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Fri Sep 08 2023
5

Love synths, love steady paced dance music. This just has a fantastic and consistent energy that I love.

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Fri Sep 29 2023
5

Huhhuh täydellinen kuunteluajankohta rauhallinen ennen nukkumaanmenoa ja albumim jälkeen hankala laittaa kuulokkeet pois kun väsyttää mitään ei jäänyt koppaan paitsi defaultin popläpilöyntivetonaula albumissa ei nähnyt mtään vikaa.. OBJ. 5.

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Thu Oct 12 2023
5

Huh - I apparently listened to this once in 2014, but must have been in a mood as I never went back for more. Weird, because this is a sound I love! Presses the same buttons as Beta Band, The Bees, and Animal Collective. Will definitely be giving this more plays, as well as hitting up their other albums. Fave track - "Hail Bop" has that John Carpenter goodness, but there are bunch of other contenders here that have the potential to become beloved - "Zumm Zumm", "Love's Dart", "Life's a Beach" - probably a bunch of the others, too!

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Thu Oct 12 2023
5

When I saw this ablum come up I was curious and thought, I think I've heard of these guys. My listening history shows that I've listened to them pretty much every year since 2013. As soon as Default kicked in it all came flooding back. This album is right up my alley and I look forward to giving it another spin. Fave tracks from today: Default, Zumm Zumm, Wor

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Sat Oct 21 2023
5

I liked this very much so and saved it. Apple Music explanation is great

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Thu Oct 26 2023
5

This one is awesome! Probably my favorite one so far. I loved Hail Bop, Zumm Zumm, and Hand of Man

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Thu Nov 23 2023
5

This is what I'm here for. I've never heard of these guys before and I'm so glad that I've now discovered them. I'm not sure how to describe this album. It's as if the band got a big bowl and started pouring genres into it. New wave, country, indie, psychedelia and so on until the bowl was full. They then swirled everything together. The end result shouldn't work, yet bizarrely it does.

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Mon Nov 27 2023
5

I absolutely love this. And I'm loving my first listen through on this band. Idiosyncratic and full of energy. This is an immediate add to my library.

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Wed Dec 06 2023
5

if this album was a coat it would be arsene wengers height crossed with ian wrights depth. basically a massive arse coat.

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Thu Jan 04 2024
5

Love love love This is one of coolest albums i know. Love Django Django sound, it's unique, it's fun and it makes u want to move to the beat!

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Tue Jan 09 2024
5

Loved this. Have already listened again.

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Wed Jan 17 2024
5

I need to look up art rock now! I had heard Life’s A Beach and glad I found it again here. Great album listened to it twice in a row. Light bouncy off beat fun percussion. Love it

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Fri Jan 26 2024
5

This is so weird ... but I love how unique it is

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Thu Feb 01 2024
5

Nichts bahnbrechendes, aber gefällt mir sehr gut. Erstes Mal, dass ein Album direkt zweimal gehört hab Angenehm psychedelisch

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Mon Feb 12 2024
5

This is the best "new" music I've heard in a very long time. This album slaps front to back. There's so many influences and yet it all feels cohesive. Not a bad track on the album. Reminds me of the Beach Boys, Talking Heads, Devo and Tame Impala all blended into one... Standout tracks: Default, Waveforms, Love's Dart, Wor, Life's a Beach

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Wed Feb 14 2024
5

fucks at the i-want-the-vinyl level.

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Sun Feb 25 2024
5

This is lovely. Melodic & mesmerizing.

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Tue Mar 05 2024
5

Cool, interesting electronica. Some amazing harmonies and progressions.

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Wed Mar 13 2024
5

I liked this a lot. Another band I've heard the name of but didn't listen to. A surprising discovery and need to explore the rest of their discography.

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Fri Mar 15 2024
5

Dit album had ik hier niet verwacht aan te treffen. Alsof je op vakantie in een gek land in een klein, oud kutdorp een oud klasgenoot tegenkomt. Dit album (of delen ervan) luister ik wel eens voor m'n plezier als ik in me in het weekend niet druk hoef te maken om deze lijst. Ik ontdekte de band via 'Hail Bop' in de FIFA 13 soundtrack (ik moest de exacte editie even Googlen, zo goed ben ik nou ook weer niet). Vervolgens heb ik de track 'Default' een paar maanden zo'n beetje op repeat gehad. Deze combinatie van country, pop, blues, afrobeat en een dikke laag kunstacademie hipsterisme vind ik geniaal, terwijl ik het ook wel snap als je dat juist kut vindt. Gekke zangharmonieën met een dikke, dromerige synth erachter zorgen dat het als een comfortabel warm dekentje over je heen valt. Een leuke combinatie van akoestische instrumenten en electronische synth en gekke effecten. Nee, het is niet jouw telefoon die je speakers stoort aan het einde van 'Hand of Man'. 5 sterren, ik word hier vrolijk van.

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Thu Mar 28 2024
5

Catchy as hell! A futuristic surf-rock sound that is very unique and great to listen to. Nice!

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Thu Mar 28 2024
5

There've been a lot of times when listening to the album of the day felt like work. This was NOT one of those days. I experienced actual pleasure doing today's assignment. This was fresh and fun. Loved it.

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Thu Mar 28 2024
5

This album had a nice feel to it. The first listen was good, but the second listen while I was outside doing some yard work really hit.

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Thu Mar 28 2024
5

I loved this! The harmonies, the percussion, the cool vibe. Good stuff!

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Sat Mar 30 2024
5

10/10 absolutely adore everything about this

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Tue Feb 14 2023
4

One hit wonder, vreemd genoeg. Want de rest van het album is ook wel leuk

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Fri Mar 03 2023
4

I cannot describe why I like it, but I do! A lot reminds me of the Pogo remixes of Disney.

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Thu Mar 09 2023
4

Reminded me of animal collective when I first listened, saw another review that said anco and The Beach Boys and I think that is pretty spot on. Fun high energy album

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Thu Mar 09 2023
4

When this album came out iTunes gave you three free songs weekly or monthly, usually from new artists and “Life’s a beach” was one. Never listened to the full album and really enjoyed it, really remind me of alt-j (coincidentally, breezeblocks was an iTunes free song) 4/5

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Sat Mar 11 2023
4

I had heard a few songs off the album and am questioning why I hadn't listened to the full album before. It's a fun neo-up beat album!

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Wed Mar 15 2023
4

Me ha gustado más de lo que pensaba. Es un poco hipnótico. Art rock, neo-psychedelia, electronic rock, experimental pop.

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Thu Mar 16 2023
4

I was not familiar with this one going in, so I had no idea what to expect. It was surprisingly good. Experimental and folksy electronica with a beat. The only negative is that all the songs start to sound the same pretty quickly.

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Fri Apr 14 2023
4

I enjoyed this more than I expected to!

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Mon Apr 17 2023
4

Really good. I know Django Django a bit but only through osmosis, never really listened to them properly and quite enjoyed this.

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Tue Apr 18 2023
4

The whole opening of this album sounds like a Danger track. It builds up really nicely. There's a lot of interesting composition and production going on, but it's still very easy to listen to. The synth section in Life's A Beach is fucking killer.

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Fri Apr 21 2023
4

Electronic sounding. Kind of cool

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Fri Apr 28 2023
4

An interesting mix of styles. This album reminds me of prog rock, Beach Boys harmonies, guitar led rock and electonica. I usually really don’t like that last genre but it didn’t bother me in this blend.

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Fri Apr 28 2023
4

Another release that goes on my very good, but not great list. This is imminently listenable and enjoyable. When this was released, it struck me as a mishmash of styles that worked but didn't create anything more than a sum of the parts. I hear elements of Beck, Beta Band and a nod or two to Krautrock. Creative, but not groundbreaking. Four stars but wouldn't make my 1001 list.

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Fri Apr 28 2023
4

This was pretty cool! Definitely hadn't heard of them but brit art rock can be fun. A couple of tracks I'd def revisit. I thought it started strong, ok middle, decent finish.

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Tue May 02 2023
4

This filled an interesting space in that it is both easy-ish listening to have on in the background, and is also interesting enough musically to focus on in isolation.

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Thu May 11 2023
4

a cute album they sound like they had fun

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Fri May 12 2023
4

Fun album, not really much else to say, just really like the rhythm

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Fri May 12 2023
4

Erg leuke plaat, gevarieerd, hip

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Fri May 12 2023
4

A good electronic pop album. Perfect for the long run I need today. 4/5

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Thu May 18 2023
4

The first half of this album goes suuuuuper hard and I love it, second half peters off a bit though, had my head bopping all the way through with the mild jungle beats at points

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Fri Jun 02 2023
4

Interesting, will add to playlists. Had not heard or of them before.

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Mon Jun 05 2023
4

Really liked this one! Felt like a return to the indie genre, and therefore the high school era for me.

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Mon Jun 12 2023
4

The label "art-rock" gave me hesitation but it was actually really fun.

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Tue Jun 13 2023
4

Pleasantly surprised by this one. Kinda like the Animals meets AJR, but meshed into a unique vibe. I may think differently after a few more listens, but . . . 4.

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Mon Jul 03 2023
4

Had never heard of this, good mix of styles, some places a bit laggy, overall enjoyed it!

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Mon Jul 03 2023
4

Had been meaning to give this a listen for some time, glad I finally did - enjoyed it

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Mon Jul 03 2023
4

Good synths go brrrrz. Psychedelia videogame-core on point. It could have done without a couple of the weaker songs, otherwise it is good vibes all around with this debut. Fav tracks: Default, Waveforms

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