Darwin Deez - Darwin Deez
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  • Summary: The debut album for the New York indie pop artist finally reaches the US after a successful release in the UK in 2010.
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  1. May 12, 2011
    80
    Simple, yet irresistible. [May 2010, p.118]
  2. May 12, 2011
    80
    The album's overriding impression is that it is an album cut from the same cloth as The Strokes' This Is It - bright, clean melodies with just a touch of gain, song structures you're hard pressed to forget - and an effort that marks Darwin Deez as one of the foremost exhibitors of compelling lo-fi.
  3. Darwin Deez, a New York-based artist for whom the word "offbeat" seems to have been invented. Not that there are any in his music--all straight 4/4 and po-mo lyrics--but there are plenty of tunes, not a little charm and a fair old sense of humour.
  4. 70
    It's a more honest title, for starters [Astrological Epochs & The Sands Of Time]--with 10 songs that, like the starry-eyed indie pop of Constellations, rather than cosmological in scope, are uniformly short, sweet and were recorded on a laptop.
  5. May 12, 2011
    70
    Deez exhibits the songwriting panache of a Brendan Benson or Ben Folds, and this album acts as his DIY taster in the same way as the former's One Mississippi and the latter's work with Majosha.
  6. May 12, 2011
    70
    Every sweetly conflicted track sounds almost exactly the same, but his perverse playfulness makes that limitation almost feel like liberation.
  7. May 12, 2011
    40
    Here's an album for which individual track downloads were invented.

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