Bromst - Dan Deacon
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  • Summary: The Baltimore-based artist releases his follow-up to his 2007 album, Spiderman of the Rings.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
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  1. These are thick songs built around left-field ideas, positively fat with melodic contentâ??physically shake the record, and sheets of notes would probably spray out like a colorful rain of tonal Skittles.
  2. Deacon nips the synthetics that allowed Spidermanâ??s sandpaper production to grate, opting instead for smoothly textured layers, a trick that strengthens a brilliantly executed dance album into dramatically structured art.
  3. Itâ??s the hyper-distinguishable leap from idiosyncratic-but-lovable to just-plain-lovable that makes Bromst--and Danny Boy himself--of increased import.
  4. It's Deacon's most ambitious collection of recordings to date. [Winter 2009, p.71]
  5. 70
    He's a master of sweaty hyperventilation, but it's his less frenzied moments--the techno equivalent of circular breathing--that keep the party from collapse. [Apr 2009, p.59]
  6. 60
    Cheeky, but delightful. [Apr 2009, p.106]
  7. Deacon is a gifted musician capable of so much more, and that makes Bromst feel like a waste.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. May 15, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The best album of 2009. Bromst sounds like an Animal Collective album, played by a drunken dj, while he was listening to a Vampire Rodents album..... Expand

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