Bromst - Dan Deacon

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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. On Bromst, Deacon's confidence shines through as he effortlessly combines extremes. [Apr 2009, p.142]
  3. Minor grumbles aside, Bromst is a thrilling, hyperactive album that runs from calm and composed to frantic and frazzled, usually within the space of an intro.
  4. 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.
  5. Bromst annihilates all the expectations that have come to be expected of Deacon, without abandoning what made him everyone’s favorite dance-party czar.
  6. The music becomes something like a natural process: one clean, simple sweep, but built from an insane complexity of detail. And there's enough to un-knot in there to make this a terrific step for Deacon--out from the sticky basements into a space where he can try to tackle the sublime.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 15, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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..... Full Review »