Giraffe - Echoboy
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  • Summary: Richard Warren's third LP, produced by Flood, finds the multi-instrumentalist moving more toward mainstream electro/synth pop, closer to bands such as New Order and Primal Scream than his more experimental albums 'Volume 1' and 'Volume 2.'
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Giraffe hums with the kind of lush, emotive pop New Order were making circa Power, Corruption and Lies. [Mar 2003, p.94]
  2. A collection of skewed pop classics that draw as much on the contemporary R&B of Timbaland as they echo the darker side of New Order.
  3. 80
    The results are as charming as they are accessible. [Feb 2003, p.86]
  4. 70
    The lyrics are Echoboy's Achilles' heel.
  5. His last two efforts weren’t as focused, but this time he’s got about half an album’s worth of quality work.
  6. Though Giraffe is definitely Echoboy's most immediate and cohesive work, it's not perfect: the album takes a misguided turn toward the dark and overwrought on songs like "Lately Lonely" and "Wasted Spaces," both of which recall the harsher moments of Primal Scream's Evil Heat.
  7. The new album gets off to a spectacular start, but nearly 20 minutes later, for some unfathomable reason, the entire album goes all to hell, and while you really want to pull for Echoboy, you can't get the feeling of disappointment and wasted potential out of your head.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. MannequinSkywalker
    Mar 7, 2003
    9
    Don't be so cynical. Get out your arse @ see the light.

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