Dangerous Dreams - Moving Units
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  • Summary: This debut album for the Los Angeles-based '80s revivalists will give your favorite indie rock critics another excuse to practice typing "Gang of Four."
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. If Ian Curtis had stuck around for Zoloft and Hot Hot Heat, Joy Division's Closer might've sounded a lot like this album. [Dec 2004, p.158]
  2. Punk funk can be a prickly thing, but they never overdo the art-rocking, always placing the emphasis on melody. [Feb 2005, p.101]
  3. It's not so much that [they] sound a bit like The Rapture so much as, occasionally, they seem to be running off Xerox copies of specific Rapture songs. [29 Jan 2005, p.58]
  4. Dangerous Dreams is just such a mixed-bag of goods that it's hard to feel much about it other than a couple of standouts.
  5. A case of too little, too late, nothing on Moving Units' full-length debut Dangerous Dreams does anything to disprove the feeling that the dance-punk scene is at best overcrowded and at worst approaching rigor mortis any day now.
  6. 40
    Without DFA tricknology to enliven their mix, they struggle with monotony over the course of an album. [Mar 2005, p.94]
  7. Dangerous Dreams' late arrival was nearly enough to doom it to obscurity, but the disc's lack of new ideas puts the final nail in the coffin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. SeanM
    Oct 16, 2005
    anyone that likes good music, is sure to like this album
  2. LauraR
    Dec 10, 2004
    This album is so incredily hot and good. Their misic is so toching and moving. This is by far one of those really good Cd's that u wouldnt press the SKIP button Expand
  3. Oni
    May 13, 2005
    The best like "gang of four" band
  4. MikeW
    Nov 29, 2004
    Good stuff with 4 or 5 outstanding tunes. Will appeal to fans of 80s guitar bands (the fall, wire, gang of 4 etc.) PS- Benjamin W doesn't know what he's talking about) Expand
  5. ChelseaD
    Dec 21, 2004
    I bought the Moving Units EP earlier this year and fell in love. Sure it sounded like all the other dance punk bands out now, and the lyrics were silly, but I loved it. Besides, most bands full-lengths almost never sound exactly the same as their EP right? Wrong. Listening to this album, I could've been listening to the same 3 songs on repeat. The album is fun to dance to, and if you're not looking for the [new] saviours of rock, you'll probably enjoy it, but don't expect THE CD of 04. Expand
  6. BenjaminW
    Nov 22, 2004
    this band is a total joke and are sucking the last remenants of life from the disco-punk corpse. good riddance to bad rubbish.
  7. johnb
    Aug 21, 2005
    Boring guitar, bad lyrics and singing. The drums and bass are good but repeat continuously and get boring

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