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  • Summary: Dntel is an electronica side project for Jimmy Tamborello of Strictly Ballroom and Figurine. Here, he is joined by a who's-who of indie rockdom, including Mia Doi Todd, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Chris Gunst (Beachwood Sparks) and Brian McMahon (Slint).
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  1. A matchless combination of scratchy indie rock and post-Oval electronics.
  2. [Tamborello is] one of the better American electronic artists in the game right now.
  3. Pretty, brittle, subtle, full of surprises, and disarming in its ability to set moods, Life Is Full of Possibilities is a masterpiece that places Dntel near the top of the heap of electronic artists working in 2001.
  4. 80
    A sublime suite of semi-ambient glitch-pop. [Dec 2001, p.106]
  5. 60
    At points, Life Is Full Of Possibilities certainly sounds as if Tamborello realizes what distinguishes the good from the great. [#53, p.72]
  6. 50
    An album full of interesting possibilities, but only a few memorable songs. [Mar 2002, p.120]
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  1. KevinK
    Aug 27, 2006
    10
    Best electronica i have ever heard. One of the more creative artists right now.
  2. DavidM
    Jan 19, 2006
    10
    This is just absolutely mesmerising. I don't know why, or how, but it just gets in to your brain like a narcotic and you have to go back This is just absolutely mesmerising. I don't know why, or how, but it just gets in to your brain like a narcotic and you have to go back for more. Definitely a Class A fix. Expand
  3. JamesN
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    This is simply one of the best albums created. This is one of my all time top favorites. I can't wait for another Dntel release, because This is simply one of the best albums created. This is one of my all time top favorites. I can't wait for another Dntel release, because what I heard from the Aim Records 45 is going to eclipse this album in brilliance. Jimmy Tamborello, thank god for him. Expand
  4. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 17, 2004
    8
    Stunning, beginning to end...the most emo-tional IDM disc you'll ever hear.
  5. Feb 17, 2011
    7
    Despite the optimistic title Life Is Full Of Possibilities is a fantastic but quiet and often somberly depressing album. A potent blend ofDespite the optimistic title Life Is Full Of Possibilities is a fantastic but quiet and often somberly depressing album. A potent blend of mood setting acoustic guitar and almost ambient electronic compositions; the shortest description that can be accurately given would likely be "beautiful". Most listeners will find it ideal activities like sitting alone in the dark after your lover tells you they hate you, or as a melancholy musical road to sleep. Of particular note is the track (This Is) The Dream Of Evan and Chan, both for it being the most cheerful song on the album and for the vocals being sung by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie. It was this collaboration that led Tamborello and Gibbard to form The Postal Service. Expand

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