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Danse Macabre

09/01/2001 | | | Album Review

must have!
9 out of 10

Danse! Don't fight it, The Faint has the power to make just about anybody get down and
boogie or whatever it is you call it these days. "Danse Macabre" pushes Omaha's new wave heroes closer to dance than their last record, leaving behind almost any sign of punk rock sensibilities that made "Blankwave Arcade" so irresistible. Instead, the band explores the use of even more electronic gadgets including voice changers and more keyboards. It's less of a stretch than you might imagine, The Faint pulls it off brilliantly, nobody else has the ability to make indie rock kids get down like this. I love the Faint's ability to expand their horizons, not only going where no one else is going right now, but also to reinvent themselves from record to record. The best song on the record, "Violent," is a ballad complete with cello and female vocals for texture. There's really not a bad song on the record from start to finish, every time I listen through I find something else I like about it. I'd venture to say there's something here for everyone, but I'll let you be the judge of that. The Faint is not for everyone but don't knock 'em until you try 'em, you may be surprised.
9/10 dance like you never knew you had in you.
Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

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