Saturday, 9 February 2013
Songs For Imaginative People by Darwin Deez
Rated: (I can't get no) Satisfaction
Darwin Deez are back with a bunch of the same.The second album has a lot of nice catchy songs but that at some point becomes boring and needs to have something visual to accompany to not be that dull. Very 'retro' -in a 2001 mood- and a sense of of confusion.
In 2010 the band released their debut album, Darwin Deez, their first single was 'Constellations' and if you have heard that song you probably have heard all what the band can give; Pretty much in the same line, just a little more disorderly this new album is not so boring but is not enough. The album starts really annoying and gritty, immediately a controlled explosion but yet at the waiting that something huge happen and album returns to this feeling constantly. The record gets better with time and as the songs go by, something unite them but aren't very relative in some way and also very repetitive, the only song that do the same thing over and over again and is joyful is 'Chelsea’s Hotel'.
The sound is not very mixed or fluent, everything is crashing and is forgiveable because is kind of their style but in some cases there are things that shouldn't be sounding or are at the wrong time. Some tracks has a lovely festival spirit like 'Moonlit' which sound oldie and sweet and the sound is very flowing. Voice makes songs better i,n some cases, because goes easy with the rhythm like in 'You Can’t Be My Girl', although the song sounds like Daft Punk is attacking it. Other good moments are when the songs gets rock and roll beats mixed with a soft 1980's dance and are more worked like 'Good To Lose' and 'No Love' but is always ruined at some point .
'Songs For Imaginative People' is an album that can be delightful and fun if you doing some thing else because is entertaining but the lack of something wild and new is very disappointing and make it plain. And easy to identify the band in every track but at the same time is like "why they put this here " or "lovely but why are they repeating so much" so the album is a mix of emotions and weak compared with the predecessor.
Recommended : All In The Wrist ,Red Shift , Moonlit,Chelsea’s Hotel.
Not The Best: Good To Lose, (800) – HUMAN