Creature Comforts - Black Dice
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  • Summary: This is the second DFA release for the Brooklyn outfit who have evolved from abrasive noise rock to a little less abrasive psychedelic electronica. Production was handled by the DFA, Steve Revitte (Liars) and Nicolas Vernhes (Fiery Furnaces).
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. I don't know if this is one of the bravest or boldest albums of the year, but its definitely one of the neatest.
  2. Ultimately Creature Comforts is another starry refraction in the cosmic music that Black Dice have claimed, one that hasn't failed yet in dazzling.
  3. One of this year's most interesting records.
  4. Parts of the album seem arbitrarily sparse or less than sure of their ultimate direction, but Creature Comforts congeals into a whole that finds its mind below the surface.
  5. 70
    Isn't an easy listen but those with an adventurous ear will be well rewarded. [Aug 2004, p.101]
  6. For all its surprises, Creature Comforts marks one of the first times Black Dice has sounded like a band in transition, and consequently lacks much of the serendipitous splendor of their previous efforts.
  7. On their directionless new Creature Comforts, Black Dice seem confused, in fact, about what precisely their aesthetic is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6