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Two Dancers

Wild Beasts

2009

Two Dancers

Album Summary

Two Dancers is the second studio album by British indie rock band Wild Beasts. It was released on 3 August 2009 in the UK on Domino Records, with a US release on 8 September. The track "Hooting and Howling" was released as the album's first single on 20 July. Two Dancers was very well received by critics. In 2010. It was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 30,000 copies throughout Europe. As of February 2018 it has sold 54,474 copies in United Kingdom and it remains there their top selling album according to OCC.

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Rating

2.87

Votes

4680

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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Wed Apr 07 2021
2

lots of unintelligible moaning and mumbling over repetitive, droning instrumentation/electronic beats. for the first few tracks, i could see through the banal slog at what could have been interesting--part kate bush/peter gabriel synth driven artpop. but as it wore on, it wore me down. fuck this album

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Thu May 27 2021
1

This is a confusing pick for this experiment into must listen to albums

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Wed Apr 28 2021
1

That was really hard work. The voice hurts my ears, my brain, and my sense of decency. It's awful! Musically the album isn't horrible, but damn that voice is all over the place, off-key, out of tune, trying to be all unique, and just ending up as a big pile of nastiness. Someone should be locked up for making me listen to this!

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Thu Dec 02 2021
1

This dreampop by Topman mannequins is as vapid as it comes. If these dorks have something to communicate, they don't come anywhere near communicating it with their affected shrieks and chants. I'm 182 albums in. This is possibly the worst yet.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

7/10. This sounded pretty nice overall, and it worked both as background music and when I paid more attention. Still, it wasn’t super engaging, sounded rather droning and I didn’t really care for the vocals

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Similar to the XX but didnt bang as enough will probably listen again

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Mon May 03 2021
2

2.5 unoffensively forgettable

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Thu May 06 2021
1

Holy fuck that was terrible

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Mon Jul 05 2021
1

What. The. Fuck.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
1

Awful. Hated it.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
1

Two Dancers by Wild Beasts (2009) Here the listener is subjected to artless, conversational, non-metrical, and underdeveloped lyrics written by some guys who clearly haven’t heard enough hip hop, metal, punk, or classic rock (this list could go on and on). They want so badly to be bad. But they choose the wrong métier. They write and sing (and sound!) like kids. They’re not old enough to be reprobates. Their swagger is weenie. The misogyny is ambiguous. And now is not the time for ambiguous misogyny. With such a sad poetic foundation, their music is even sadder. It’s hard to imagine a greater distance between sonic ambience and discursive meaning. The groove is cool enough, until lead singer Hayden Thorpe opens his mouth and starts ‘singing’ airy and lacy falsetto anti-melodies. “We’re just brutes”, he sings (“Hooting and Howling”) in a lilting, faux feminine lilt. It’s almost funny. No, it is funny. No, it’s damn hilarious. And Tom Leming, who takes on lead vocals in four of the eleven tracks, tries this same trick, and the results even more (is it possible?) laughable. Where’s the gong? Chris Talbot’s drumming is good. Look, folks, this album would be worth listening to if you took away the lyrics, compositions, arrangements, lead vocals, backing vocals, and most of the music. I’m being generous. 1/5

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Sun Mar 07 2021
4

I liked this more than I thought I would, especially after hearing the guy’s voice. The instrumental parts were better.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Odd at first but it grows on you

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Loved the music; voice was different, weird at first but got better and better as the album went on. Fantastic album

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Fri Aug 13 2021
4

Music is transcendent, vocals sometime err on the side of comical. Still…

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

More like 3.5 stars for being good but after a while it turned into background noise

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

bit of a weird one - im stuck between giving them a 3 star and a 2 star depending on which song i listen to

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

J'ai écouté très attentivement cet album, mais je suis au regret de vous annocner que la liste de Robert ne me fait actuellement plus bander. Les albums insignifiants s'enchaînent à une vitesse éclaire, et l'on commence à douter des réelles motivations de notre gourou suprême à tous.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
5

9/10. Quite good. Hooting and Howling and This is Our Lot stood out to me, but all of the songs had unique sounds to them that made listening to the album engaging throughout.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
5

I like this.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
5

Absolutely fantastic! I love the vocal performance on this a LOT, and this is my favorite type of indie pop. Great!

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Thu Jul 15 2021
5

Rating: 9/10 Best songs: the fun powder plot, Hooting & howling, All the king’s men

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

Nice background music

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

I found this to be incredibly. Eautiful, calming, atmospheric

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Wed Oct 14 2020
4

Pleasantly surprised to see this one made the list. I love me some Wild Beasts.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

I liked it, cool indie album. Nice sound. Not really sure what my favorite song is but I think I'll revisit. 6/8.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Really tweaky. Liked it.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

This was unexpected. Liked the mellow vibe but it also has a weird intensity that made it not boring.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Not a fan of the high pitch voice

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Instrumentals were very good, but I had no interest in the vocals whatsoever. Though the Spotify-produced radio station that was suggested after this album was very good.

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Sun Jul 18 2021
3

Not bad, but really nothing interesting.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

I got bored and his vocal performance was not my favorite. 5

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

Indie-pop. Ni fu ni fa.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Never heard of Wild Beasts before now. Sounds like a mixture of Talking Heads & Moby. Good mellow mood music.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
3

Hm, strange one. I liked the instrumentation as pretty good ambient background music. The vocals were quite a mixed bag. Really hated the track with the high-pitched vocals. Can't say with that was, they blended together too much for me.

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Had me in the first one, lost me in the last 9. Didn’t hate it, just hoped to have enjoyed it more.

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Mon May 24 2021
3

Once you get past the god awful lyrics, it's a pretty decent album.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Odd vocals, good tunes, relaxing, good for work

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

When the falsetto began I stopped the track immediately. What was that? But I later dutifully listened to the album and it really started to grow on me. A fascinating, quirky, stylistically different alt offering, trying to provoke the listener into a reaction. Both in your face and listen in the background. Lyrics were often awful! One to ponder.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

Pour ceux qui n'ont pas bien saisi ce que faisait cet album indie dans la liste des 1001, il y a une explication toute simple. Entre 2005 et 2015, Robert a littéralement passé son temps à écouter de l'indie music pour accompagner son sentiment d'indépendance post-Erasmus. Doutez-vous bien que cette surconsommation a laissé des traces et qu'en 2015, plus personne n'hésitait à le désigner par le terme de "connard".

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Thu Sep 17 2020
2

I didn't like the lead singer's voice and didn't care much for the songwriting

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Fri Oct 02 2020
2

damn. another boring ass album.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
2

Didn't like vocals and bit samey. More like indie cock

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

Never heard of this before. Not sure if it’s a valid “album you must hear before you die”, but it was fine

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

Odd vocals. Good voice, but doesn’t fit the music.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
2

Indie fluff, not sure why its on the list. Sounds like a worse version of the xx, which is fitting since they were nominated for the mercury prize but lost to the xx

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Fri Mar 12 2021
2

It definitely picked up for me on the back half, but this just isn’t for me. This is one of those albums where I respect it more than I like it. Cool atmospherics in here, and some genuinely enjoyable songs, but it hovers too much in the same low key tempo. And that falsetto singing voice is the definition of an acquired taste

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Thu Aug 12 2021
2

Got excited to hear a new indie band especially on the domino label. Turned out to be disappointing with the vocalist sounding like a poor man’s Vitas.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

the grooves are good but the singer's weird falsetto singing was grating. meh

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Sun Sep 12 2021
2

i really wanted to like this. i'd never heard of them, and was psyched for something new and interesting coming from the comparatively-recent past. that feeling lasted approximately halfway into the first track. by the last third, i found myself wondering when the last time was that i'd been actively angry at an album. i thought i'd found some relief at one point, but when i looked up, i saw that, in fact, this album had ended, and spotify had moved on to its suggested plays. in short, i did not like this. which is a shame, because i generally love spacey, reverb-ridden guitars, and i genuinely loved the beginning of the first track...but then homeboy's singing started, and that was kind of the end of it for me.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
2

Music is OK. Vocals are dreadful. Very sure way to alienate your audience is by singing in a goofy falsetto.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
2

Didn't really understand this album at all. Mostly inoffensive but bad, although there were a lot of parts that were miserable to listen to. Giving this 2 stars but it's really close to 1.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
2

I believe that it's the kind of music from the 2000s that was made to win prizes and not to be enjoyable. "Indie rock" used in its worst connotation.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
2

This is not modest mouse. Vocals are awful, too high and too low pitched.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
2

The music beneath the vocals sounds amazing. Really cool drum stuff. But the extreme vibrato is not helping anything; it's extremely distracting. All the King's Men sounds like the band "Battles." Kinda makes me want to listen to them instead, since they don't have any singers as such.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
1

Dig the music. Dislike the vocals. Yeah. I don't like this. Bad poetry sung in a way that annoys me.

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Fri May 07 2021
1

Not my type of genre, the music is good it just the vocal isn’t my thing but not a bad album

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Thu May 20 2021

awful fluffy

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Thu Jul 22 2021
5

I love this a lot. Definitely going to listen to more from them.

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Tue May 25 2021
5

I love this. Fantastic melodies and vibes. Right at home on an indie soundtrack.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

omg love love love

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

They came up with a fun concept and implemented it well. Some alternative albums give me the impression that the artist is taking things music a bit too seriously. I don't have this problem with this record (this is, of course, very subjective). Also, love the chill new wave vibes.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Complex with a good bop. What I hear when I'm still dancing at 3am

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Fri Nov 04 2022
5

Really cool Ethereal and dreamy sounds to me. I'd put this on in a heartbeat.

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Wed Oct 21 2020
4

4

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

Not all good, but mostly

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Mon May 17 2021
4

british indie glass animals vibes. catchy!

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

Interesante descubrimiento, lastima que la banda no exista mas.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

Wat een aangename verrassing! Heerlijke deuntjes die aan heel veel andere bands doen denken, lekker speels deuntje eromheen, ik vind het heerlijk. Ik ga hier zeker meer naar luisteren

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

I... really dig this

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

First time through, I was listening in the background and the falsetto vocals were a bit off-putting. Next time around I appreciated the nice melodies and eclectic arrangements. And the guitar that sounds like Edge at the end of “We Still Got the Taste Dancing on our Tongues”. And the gritty, down-and-out lyrics. You have to admire a band that really strives to sound different. I have some of their recent material, with more aggressive chunky beats. Those tracks obviously did a better job of catching my attention than these nuggets.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

2009 best year for indie rock. I've listened to some Wild beasts but never a full album I don't believe. I really enjoyed this. Dude has a killer falsetto and there's a nice variety of instrumentals.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

Enjoyed this, made me want to make a snowboard edit. Took me a few tracks to get used to the vocals, but once I did, I found it worked very will with rest of the music.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Pretty weird but pretty good. Surprised I’d never even heard of this band at all.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

This was a real thighrubber of a good time. Wacky whaaa haaa

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

This album was my introduction to Wild Beasts. Beautiful music, very bespoke and pretty, the voice felt ornate. The music kind of exemplifies the Indy-rock of Josh’s generation that came after mine, I missed the boat on it, but would be jealous of lip pierced hipsters riding by on fixies out hipstering me and listening to music like this. The voice and delivery are enigmatic, maybe try hard or post modern sarcastic even? I hear a lot of Indy rock now that seems inspired by this. Listening to the songs by this band that played after the album, which were even more dynamic, maybe their best albums were yet to come? 4.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

I had never heard of this band or artist before so it was, for me, a new discovery. I think the beauty of this album is in his voice, which has such an impressive range.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

i really enjoyed this and it would have been a 5 but towards the end of it i was kind of bored and starting to think "this sounds too much like alt-j/imagine dragons/glass animals" but ill have to re-listen and reassess honestly. also ive never even heard of this band so im not sure why theyre on this list but hey it was good ... cant complain!

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

Sort of a Bowie feel to some of it. It's alright. Don't think I'm very familiar, but it wasn't bad.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

This was my intro to Wild Beasts, the album was very enjoyable

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Não conhecia a banda, gostei. Me lembrou Muse Melhor música: Empty Nest

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Enjoyed that

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Reminiscent of Orange Juice and Suede, with a dash of U2. Gorgeous songs, elegantly arranged. I wasn't entirely sold on the vocals at first, but they grow on you. Fave Songs: Two Dancers (ii), We Still Got the Taste Dancin' on Our Tongues, Two Dancers (i), Empty Nest, This Is Our Lot, Underbelly

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Good indie album, solid vibes throughout. Didn't feel like anything groundbreaking but was very enjoyable and comfortable.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

this album was really good, cool chill indy music!

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

Good indie music. Fairly unique for a genre that can become monotonous.

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Two Dancers, Wild Beasts, 2009 -I'm ready for this atmospheric, plucky jam to crack this album open. Sounds very art-pop/experimental. Nothing wrong with a little playful off-key falsetto to keep you awake as the instrumentation competes to draw you into a trance. "This is a booty call", sure, how fun! -Hooting and Howling builds up and out beyond the first song, both instrumentation and vocals get a bit more serious and the overall composition of the song is soaked in emotion despite the repetitious and frivolous lyrics like the previous song. You really do get a sense of rolling toward the meat and cheese of the album in this song. -Love how playful the vocals continue to be in the third song, All the King's Men. I'll say frivolous again to describe the falsetto bits, which feel like a delightful frill against the grain of the somber and deep vocalist. This kind of juxtaposition is nothing new, but satisfying all the same. Who doesn't love a little contrast between two halves of a whole? -By song 4 I'm understanding that this is kind of their whole "thing", at least for this song. I think of 2009, and remember being smitten with MGMT, Empire of the Sun, Washed Out, Faust, Passion Pit, Blur, the Kooks, Of Montreal... and on, and on... admittedly this album was not a particularly original take when it was released - but I'll bet their songs were all over 8Tracks playlists. -We Still Got the Taste Dancing is so dreamy and easy to listen to. Nothing amazing but no complaints. If this album were a sandwich, we'd be at the cheese and it would be melty. -Two Dancers (i) and (ii) continue this vibe but more dark-mode in lyric and tone, which frankly, at this point, is necessary to hold my waning attention. -This is Our Lot is a nice come-down as the album wraps up - the vocals remain the main source of emotion in this tune as they did with prior songs, which is to say the instrumentation leaves something to be desired. I did get a kick out of the way the singer occasionally sounds like Shaggy from Scooby Doo. -Underbelly lifts us up and wakes us up and transitions smoothly into Empty Nest which cleanly wraps up the album. The instrumentation is consistent with the rest of the album and the vocals shift between melancholy and optimism, and not much else is going on. Nice little album. They secured 3 stars in my books early on for making great little tunes, but I struggle with giving them a 4th. I'll do it, but begrudgingly because I was not blown away.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Really good, groovey, new wavey pop.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

Some great songs on here

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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

tripppy, but good

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

If "Autumn in the North of England" was an album, this would be it. Spooky atmostpheric rock, great vocals.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Enjoyed this more then expected, good vibe overall

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Mezcla de The National con Anna Calvi.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Something more recent now, eh?

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Sun Nov 06 2022
4

Toffe muziek, maar niet zo speciaal

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

A nice find here, stylish and interesting. One’s not entirely sure how one missed this group in real time. First cut features as elegant and upmarket a “booty call” as one is likely to get. There’s an arty ominousness to the proceedings and lyrics, which keeps one engaged and a bit on edge. Societal decay and personal deterioration seem also danceable, in a modulated, melancholic sort of way. The falsetto is the strongest, and most original effect, and nicely suits the polished-up and sleekly modernized new wave vibe of the playing. Will be looking to hear more.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

Weirdly melancholic

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

83/100: I can see how someone might dislike the sound of the lead singer's voice on this album; however, I'm not one of those people. I thought the lead singer's voice was really beautiful throughout this album. It's actually a big reason I liked the album as much as I did. To each their own, I guess. The instrumental tracking on this album creates such a unique vibe, big fan.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

My cerebral cortex has been properly tickled. A very nice listening experience. Just when I've been getting kind of tired of falling asleep to either "Souvlaki" or "Heaven or Las Vegas" every night! A fine addition to my Sleepyhead playlist.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

2009: All The King's Men, When I'm Sleepy

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

Nice background music. My mom would probably like it...

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Sun Jul 18 2021
3

Kinda weird sounding, fails to make an impression

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Not bad--pretty nice easy listening, but not something I'll go back to.

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Thu May 13 2021
3

This was actually pretty cool

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

false

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

Interesting music but too weird for my taste

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Sun May 30 2021
3

It was okay. Didn’t love it, but didn’t hate it.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
3

false

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Singing is similar to An Awesome Wave, instrumentals remind me of Dark Eyes. But neither are as good as those examples. It picks up towards the back end, some stronger tracks there. Overall decent, probably not going to be a regular player though.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

Lastig inkomen. Een album met twee gezichten voor mij. De eerste helft wordt van de tweede helft gescheiden door Two dansers. Terwijl het eerste deel mij af en toe irriteert door de falsettozang, doet het tweede deel me bij vlagen denken aan vroeg werk van the Killers. Dit komt voornamelijk door de zang. De arrangementen zijn gelaagd, bij tijd en wijlen complex en spelen met ritme en sound. Erg gaaf. De zang is voor mij een afknapper, al kan ik me voorstellen dat dit album een nieuwe stijl inluidde waarin bijvoorbeeld the Temper Trap en Alt-J zich verder ontwikkelden. Geen makkelijk album, wel interessant.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

De eerste tonen doen me een beetje aan Air denken, en dat belooft veel goeds. Dan wordt alle rust verstoord door een dronken zanger die iets teveel geblowd heeft. Kwam van een feestje van Kate Bush volgens mij. Het aantal sterren is vooral voor de muzikanten. Heerlijk ontspannen - bijna dance - muziek. Aan de stem ging ik stiekem ook wel wennen. Mijn favoriet is "We Still Got The Taste Dancin' On Our Tongues".

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

The voice is a little too strange for my taste.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

Muzikaal en productie technisch wel goed. Maar over-de-top geluidjes en irritante vocalen.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

I was surprised that I hadn't heard this before. I enjoyed it. Haunting vocals and interesting lyrics

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

Not as bad as I thought it might be

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

This was a nice surprise find for me. The vocals were a bit offbeat but that’s ok, others hate it but i don’t mind them at all. Reminds me a lot of Cocorosie with the quirky falsetto. I think this will grow on me with repeated listenings

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

I didn’t get to listen to all of this but I enjoyed what I heard. 3*

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

beach house var bättre

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

It's fine. More interesting than i expected, but still an indie record.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

A bit bland and nothing really. Inoffensive but boring.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
3

Although this was rally not for me (the operatic signing, the mystical montage music that was honestly mostly all pretty similar) I have to appreciate the originality, and the lyrics were unusual, and clever.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
3

Has a familiar vibe. Somewhat like a tv on the radio and two door cinema feel. Nothing really stood out, but it was pleasant enough

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

didn't care for the falsetto singing

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

Kind of cool and surprising. I liked how theatric it was

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Mon Nov 15 2021
3

Not heard this before. The fun powder plot sounds very mannered. Like they were raised on opera then tried to become an indie band. Not sure if this is interesting and good, or odd and annoying. The same ingredients sound better on Hooting And Howling, which sounds like LCD Soundsystem mixed with Fleet Foxes fronted by Jimmy Somerville. Sadly as it went on it became more and more background noise as I went about my day. It was nice, and innofensive, but I wasn't grabbed by it.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

between a 3 and 4

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Thu Nov 18 2021
3

I feel the need to put this in a box. What is this branch on the late 00s indie tree? Somewhere near Wolf Parade and Future Islands. The taxonomy is familiar - chiming guitars with heavy delay, lots of toms on the drum kit, literary references, $10 words, and most importantly a voice that's intentionally affected in an unplacable direction. Does it feel good to reduce something pretentious into its component parts? You bet your balls it does. This album was great but I couldn't get past the pompous feel. These Beasts are more posh and noble than Wild. Maybe Elegant Beasts? High-Born Beasts? I'm treading into unfamiliar waters here, assuming the singers affect is more than just a dracula impression, but a signal of class and heritage in the Queen's England, and potentially an important component of their acclaim or social message. Maybe Coursera offers a class on UK accents. I appreciated when the Wild Beasts made it sexy at times. B-

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

A bit Elbow-y at times, but without the interesting bits. Inoffensive, but not sure it's worthy of this list! Fav new track: All The King's Men

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

for nostalgia related reasons mainly

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Thu Dec 02 2021
3

Indie pop outfit out of the UK featuring dreamy guitars and a falsetto that can either fit the song or drain you. Two Dancers (i) and (ii) are especially nice listens given the sequencing, the the rest of the album just sort of washes over me. It's nice, but not groundbreaking to me.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Album indie rock bien ok. Se démarque un peu par son style unique, mais très toothless

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

Somewhere between Radiohead and MGMT. A nice sound and great vocals, but I couldn't find any standout tracks.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

Interesting moments, especially those coming from the rhythm section. Guitar work complimented the music and even had a few cool moments, like on track 4. The dark and brooding lyrics mixed well with the instrumentation, although the falsetto screaming was in my opinion in poor taste and a display of improper technique on the part of the singer. Beyond the first half of the album I just couldn't retain much interest and sincerely felt that some of the tracks were half hearted. This could have been a 4 star EP, but it is a 3 star LP given the completely uninteresting second half and... misguided vocal performances.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

28th December 2021 Listened whilst unpacking and cleaning the flat after coming back from LA! Enjoyed this more than I thought I would after the first couple of songs. Memories of Edinburgh with hooting and howling.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

I liked, but didn't love this album. It was an interesting listen, but somehow seemed derivative of a few other things I love (Jeff Buckley and Talking Heads) and made me just want to listen to them.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

Rhythms were good. Vocals were haunting. Lyrics were dark. It's not my usual taste, but I enjoyed hearing it.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
3

really didn't like the lyrics and the vocal delivery was pretty forced, but i really enjoyed the melodies and instrumentals. a good amount of variety too

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

I liked Wild Beasts. This album is good but not as good as those that followed, particularly Boy King. The falsetto can grate a little after a while but overall an enjoyable listen

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

3.5

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

Very indie

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

Once again, an album is hampered by poor vocals. The music underlying it sounds interesting enough and when the song doesn't feature the lead (?) singer it actually isn't too bad. Not great, but not crap and never really rises about middling.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

excitedly but actually bad. 3 stars.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

Weird album. I might like it if given more time.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
3

I really wanted to like it more than I did. I enjoy the music and I think it's well arranged. It's a great example of 2000s British indie rock/dream pop. However, the vocal delivery just doesn't do it for me. It's not that I don't like the style, it just seems to be someone trying to do Morrissey and Thom Yorke at the same time. It comes off as a bit too on the nose. I can't shake the feeling that this band is trying too hard to be the next Radiohead while sounding a bit like the Smiths.

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Very soothing album with some surprisingly heavy lyrics. Super clean studio production, isolation of the guitar goes really well with the minimalist percussion. Not in love with the vocal registers. I feel like this album doesn't do enough to be a standout, but still gets a passing grade. The Fun Powder Plot is an excellent opening track.

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Sun Apr 17 2022
3

j’ai peut être dormi mais il y avait un truc même si pas mon truc

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

I like it

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Wed Apr 20 2022
3

I actually really liked the overall sound and vibe of this album. However, something just feels pretentious about the whole ordeal. I think it's probably the voice. I enjoyed the instruments and some of the songs' vocals, but overall, I thought it was something that I would probably hear in an art show. Favorite track: The Fun Powder Plot

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

I went into this completely blind--never heard of the artist or album. Wow. So, like, I really like the music! And I could get behind the vocals, AND THEN! Ugh, kooky falsetto chirping/yelling/warble. Is this a concept album? One of the hardest ratings I've had to do--so much to like, but I just don't think I'll be coming back.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

Fine

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Mon May 23 2022
3

Interesante, entre bueno y muy bueno

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Worth a listen but won’t rush back to.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

I really enjoy this musically, but the vocals are so all over the place. The falsettos feel so disjointed most of the time.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
3

Как уже было с каким-то альбомом: интересный инструментал, но просто ужасно бесящий вокал.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

It's interesting, the singer shines sometimes with his excellent vocal delivery, other times it's bad. He has his style and ya gotta respect him for that. It's hit or miss. Some songs are sick af, others suck. My fav track is the last one. Because fucking hell it has a STRONG vocal delivery. I think a 3/5 is fair. Since it has it's style and it is interesting enough that I'll come back someday.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

nothing special to me. odd that this was 2000s, i would have guessed more 80s

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

I'm a sucker for weirdo vocals- what an interesting sound. The Two Dancers track was my favorite but wasn't wowed by the album as a whole. I still ended up listening to a few of their other songs. They were so so.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

Eh

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Listened to on 8/16/22 3/5 Favorite song: Hooting & Howling Nothing super memorable - I felt like the pitch was a little out of range but all in all it was good

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

It’s fine, the definition of the word.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

Thought this was an interesting indie rock album. The band has a unique use of instruments and vocals. I don’t find it as impressive as some other indie rock artists but they are talented and made some good music that I’d listen to again. 6.1/10

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Mon Sep 05 2022
3

Pretty good, would listen again

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

It was moderately good. Nothing crazy nor anything really bad.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

Des influences de Muse et Radiohead. Bon album en général, passe vite, mais un peu oubliable.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

Overall pleasant to listen, but it turned into just background music very soon. Instrumentals were very nice, vocals did lag behind a bit but didn't disturb. I liked it but just can't see this as a must listen album.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

kinda cool

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Was different than I expected.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

Gives me Bowie vibes

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

Synth driven art indie art pop that needs a few listens. The high male voices will turn some people off. I kinda like the vibe but there are are no killer tunes on there.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

fun! weird! reminds me of that one Antony and the Johnsons albums I have, especially the vocals. probably will not return to this one.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Not too bad, not too good either. There was just nothing I got really hooked on.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

it's ok, preferred the songs after "two dancers" pt 1 and 2.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

didnt really feel like anything

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

The start of the first track had me thinking - "oh no, not another boring indie thing", however it got better. It never reached the level of persuading me that I should listen to more of their work, but it also did not have me wishing that it would end soon. Fairly solid soft rock/indie with vocals that would be better if the singer did not depend so much on his falsetto. They also have little idea about how to structure an album. The first minute of this album will lose tham a lot of listeners.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Never heard of this band before. I really like the instrumentation but the "falsettoness" of the lead singer is making it hard for me to fully get into this band. All "The fun Powder Plot" hooked me right away with the intro but the vocals fell flat to the point that I un-added it from my Spotify songs. All The Kings Men was a good one too. just overall not a singer I want to listen to for a prolonged period of time

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

Indie-pop. Ni fu ni fa.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

C'est intéressant, mais pas totalement original. J'entends là-dedans du Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, The XX et un peu Alt-J dans les percussions. La durée est bonne. Je vais sûrement y revenir.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

L’ambiance est cool. Le vocal lui est propre et nous sort de l’habituel.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

I had heard of this band bit don't think I had listened to them before. I enjoyed some of the songs on it but overall it sort of faded into the background for me. Instrumentally it sounded quite good but the singer's baby voice vocals were a bit grating in places. Not sure if I'd listen again, maybe it would grow on me a bit.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
3

Serious and well crafted like Radiohead and Elbow, but slightly more immediately palatable. Falsetto can grate after a while, but not at all like Justin The Darkness Hawkins! I can see why Wild Beasts were critically acclaimed but didn't gain wider public acceptance. Useful to be introduced to this now defunct band.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
2

Liked the music, not the vocals

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Wed Jun 16 2021
2

Are there different tracks or is this just one mediocre song repeated in other, worse forms?

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Sat Jul 10 2021
2

it’s ok

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Wed Jul 07 2021
2

Music was cool, but didn’t like the vocals.

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Wed May 12 2021
2

It wasn't to my taste

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Thu Jul 08 2021
2

Niet helemaal mijn genre. Wel een goed album met leuke overgangen in de nummers.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
2

This was bad. All the songs blended together.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
2

Way too weird for my liking

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Wed Aug 18 2021
2

First Listen

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Mon Aug 23 2021
2

I half listened to this once. I really couldn't get into it.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
2

It was OK but I wouldn't listen again apart from that All the Kings Men song.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
2

It's fine. Not super good. Decent music to ride a scooter to though.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
2

Definitely not bad at all, but also nothing special.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
2

sounded a bit like the cure - a bit less moody

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Mon Dec 13 2021
2

Seemed alright

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Wed Dec 15 2021
2

At first I enjoyed it a fair bit, with The Fun Powder Plot to All Kings Men being enjoyable. But as it went on I began to lose interest and it did get a bit repetitive in a negative way. It's alright but wouldn't listen to it on a regular occurance.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

Aivan vieras nimi itselleni, mikä on hieman erikoista genren huomioon ottaen. Tykkään kovasti musisoinnista ja yleistunnelmasta, mutta laulajan ääni on vähän liian erikoinen varsinkin falsettiin mennessä. Varsinkin enemmän levyä kuunnellessa laulajan ääni alkaa häiritsemään enemmän ja enemmän. Myöskään kappaleiden laatu ei ihan riitä. Ensivaikutelma levystä oli kolmonen, mutta nyt joutuu kyllä pyöristämään alaspäin.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

Aika mitäänsanomaton levy, menee samaan kategoriaan kuin kaksi aiemmin arvosteltuakin. Ei tarttuvia biisejä eikä myöskään muutenkaan mitään erikoisuutta. Semirauhallisen tempon biisejä, konemaisia taustoja.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
2

Inoffensive, and I'm not sure it's a compliment.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
2

I did not care for the album. It is an indie album. I was not familiar with the band or any of the songs. Nothing about the songs are noteworthy.

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