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Danse Macabre

Author: Chung Horn Lee
8/21/2001 | Betamusic | Album Review
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#24 The Faint--Danse Macabre
(Saddle Creek) Not matter how many times you play it, The Faint's new album Danse Macabre sends listeners into a time warp. The songs ride on 80s new-wave synth swells, but they've got a New Order-like urgency and an art-punk edge that throws off glib comparisons to Depeche Mode and the Human League. Keyboards drive the album (now how cool is that?), the guys in the band wear skinny ties, and the themes are somewhat gothic. Not always, though-on Agenda Suicide, the lyrics go: "Our work makes pretty little homes/ Agenda suicide, the drones work hard before they die/ And give up on pretty little homes." The band obviously has a healthy appetite for social commentary.
Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

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