|So This Is Goodbye|
|So this is goodbye No need to lie; This creature of pain Has found me again. So this is goodbye, So this is farewell, The fight's final bell And I...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Where Last Exit was indebted to the clubbier side of dance pop--with its tendency to wind songs around Dark’s close-clipped beats--So This Is Goodbye is a post-aught pop record first and foremost, an elegant, spacious collection of flash-frozen R&B and soft disco laments.
One moment I feel like I am listening to Underworld's frantic blast combined with the Blue Nile's slowly evolving elegance, the next it could be The Pet Shop Boys' sailing in the slip stream of Depeche Mode. I can't nail down the sound beyond the fact that it's breathtaking.
SpinGreenspan turns the pathos of 2004's Last Exit into nearly intolerable bathos, with the beats now noticeably dragging. [Oct 2006, p.98]
LeeB.Oct 28, 2007Simply an amazing record. Top to bottom the record shines. Definitely the best record of 2006, without a doubt in my mind. The songs are Simply an amazing record. Top to bottom the record shines. Definitely the best record of 2006, without a doubt in my mind. The songs are tremendous in both their subtleties and minimalistic change, and Greenspan's vocals just hit you where it hurts. Truly beautiful, a must buy.… Expand
LongIslandSep 21, 2006The best electronica album I've heard Since Kid A
NeilerMNov 30, 2006Brand New Retro Robot Synth Funk...Album of the year!
m.shoeSep 17, 2006cant stop listening to this.
bobbykMar 1, 2007Syth-pop perfection. An aside: why Spin is still considered relevant, especially on Metacritic is beyond me.
ToddWSep 27, 2006Like Neon Golden and Give Up, two offerings lost in our cultural wilderness, this album perfectly melds the intricacies of polyrhythmic Like Neon Golden and Give Up, two offerings lost in our cultural wilderness, this album perfectly melds the intricacies of polyrhythmic electronica with the best melodic pop. Jeremy Greenspan has matured exponentially as a songwriter since Last Exit, replacing the more detached ambiance with warmer hues. For those of you who wish Depeche Mode was more substance than style, this should be your next purchase.… Expand
jasonDec 3, 2006This genre is just not catching on. Afew listens and it'll be in resale bins across the planet. Last Exit was the same. Acouple steps This genre is just not catching on. Afew listens and it'll be in resale bins across the planet. Last Exit was the same. Acouple steps and some neat sounds, but collecting dust after a month....don't make the same mistake and save your money this time.… Expand
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