Attack Decay Sustain Release - Simian Mobile Disco
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  • Summary: Two members from the electro-rock group Simian reform and release their own debut album.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Simian Mobile Disco's debut is a dance record that shows a surprising amount of subtlety and flair.
  2. It's difficult to detect any flaws in Attack Decay Sustain Release. Simian Mobile Disco have created a seamless electronica album that can carry the torch for the New Rave movement, and prove there's a great deal of substance beneath the fad to be found.
  3. Attack Decay Sustain Release defies such trite categorization and, ultimately, what it is or isn’t doesn't really matter. All you need to know is this is quality.
  4. No, this is not the full-fledged underground dance-revolution many were expecting. However, it remains one of the most guaranteed party starters this side of Girl Talk.
  5. The album does have enough variety to prevent it from becoming redundant dance exercise. [Fall 2007, p.84]
  6. Not a bad record by a long stretch but a disappointment nonetheless.
  7. There are hooks aplenty, but they’re mushed into a production job that’s so caustically lacking in detail and depth, so over-inflated and etch-a-sketched in timbre, that it’s almost unlistenable on anything but the most rudimentary of laptop speakers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    Amazing piece of dance - electronic music. I so love this album, I could listen to this album all day long, especially Sleep Deprivation and I Got This Down. And of course, Hustler. Recommended. Expand

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