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- Posted on Feb 12th 2013 4:00PM by Aaron Brophy
If nothing else, these B-side-level experiments serve to clearly focus what the Oxford band is best at: The relentless, almost-icy dance rock they executed perfectly on last album Total Life Forever. When the band shed the Parliament imitations for comfort zone songs like "My Number," "Everytime" and "Providence" all is right in the universe.
But again, these songs are scattered amidst ballads like "Stepson" and Eno/U2-aspiring tracks like "Moon." The end result is an album with some fantastic hot spots, but nothing close to a holy fire.
The Bottom Line: Cherry-pick this one for the dance rock numbers. You can find better funk and ballads elsewhere.