Bromst

  • Record Label: Carpark
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. JaumeR
    Mar 26, 2009
    10
    A f*cking ten. One of the albums of the year. Cosmic.
  2. RileyT.
    Oct 5, 2009
    10
    Brilliant is an understatement. "Bromst" is the new watermark for electronic music. More shoegazy than M83, more energetic than Animal Collective. Dan Deacon charted his own path, and set it on fire. Album of the year.
  3. ChrisV
    Apr 7, 2009
    9
    Dan is moving away from his simplicity into the avante garde, but still remaining open, accessible and enthralling. I just hope we can find some live chant-alongs (or equivalent) in this Bromst, because the collective feel was always the key to Deacon's magic.
  4. christianp
    Mar 26, 2009
    9
    Miles and miles better than his last. Lush and triumphant, like some post-apocalyptic mountain-people dance party.
  5. EricL
    Jul 28, 2009
    8
    Absolutely ridiculous! I love it!
  6. JohnnyM
    Apr 17, 2009
    10
    Astounding. Euphoric. Bacchanalian. Bonkers, of course, but also very intelligent and erudite. It's a rare album (especially one so long) that feels so cohesive; it never drags and every track ( with the possible exception of the comparatively brief palate cleanser Wet Wings) feels like an essential piece of a beautifully conceived whole.
  7. 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
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Here we see the often-resourceful Deacon approaching a big canvas with too little paint, and the result is a record which feels bloated, overlong, and ultimately empty.
  2. 80
    Even at his most contemplative and nuanced, Deacon remains a DIY trickster at heart.
  3. 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.