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
  1. JohnsonG
    Jul 14, 2004
    10
    It is a truly mesmerizing and cleansding experience to become enveloped in this cd.
  2. Sicnarf
    Aug 17, 2006
    9
    Such a good album for texture fiends. Bad album for retarded people (or maybe its the other way around...).
  3. SchmittyL
    Jan 22, 2005
    8
    Sillies!
  4. KurtF
    Jul 31, 2004
    4
    I've seen them live, and I won't lie it was very confusing. I spent the first 20 minutes of their song talking and chatting away with friends while I presumed they were "warming up" when indeed the static cracks, synthetic strings, and seemingly unbalanced band members was their first song. I'm from Maine, as are two if not all of them, but I just can't get into this stuff. I'm sure it has it's place, it's just not with me. Collapse
  5. LaurenceH
    Jul 13, 2004
    2
    Psychedelic electronica era DOESN'T belong to Black Dice anymore. Garbage.
  6. GarrettS
    Sep 21, 2005
    0
    THIS IS NOT GOOD MUSIC. Pretending to like it does not make you intelligent or cutting-edge! Nobody cares except you and your pseudo-intellectual scenester friends. With that being said, I heard their new album actually has songs. I'm not exactly excited to hear it after listening to this mess. Expand