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  • Summary: The quartet from Spain releases its third album.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. Subiza is the culmination of a years-long growing process in which Delorean was able to synthesize its influences into a sound all its own. It isn't flawless, but it could be this year's most perfect summertime album.
  2. Subiza sounds like a simple and straightforward record. It's bright and quick and full of easy sentiment. Its songs bleed in and out of one another effortlessly, but it's also surprisingly varied.
  3. It's already expansive enough, with room for ecstasy-illuminated piano chords, squiggly trance melodies, and kaleidoscopic '60s vocal harmonies-but the group delivers it consistently, cleanly, and packed with cartoon-like vibrancy that recalls nothing so much as the Tough Alliance's slightly stickier 2007 sincerity manifesto New Chance.
  4. Whatever category Delorean ultimately falls under, you can put a check next to Subiza as a contender for the feel-good album of the summer.
  5. Alternative dance building up a head of steam thanks to its more famous exponents, there's now a place at the table for a band like Delorean to reap the rewards. Thankfully, with Subiza, they've got the songs to help the process along.
  6. For all the barbs that could arguably be lobbed at Delorean for wheeling out another variation of the near terminally exhausted formula, they sidestep any fatal criticisms by applying a hefty dose of summer exuberance to their White Isle pop that's near impossible to deny.
  7. 60
    Subiza lacks real oomph and definition. Like their rainer UK counterparts Delphic, Delorean's indie and dance components sometimes end up by simply cancelling each other out. [Jul 2010, p.104]

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  1. Jun 10, 2012
    8
    God, are you serious that I'm the first one to write something about this album? Okay, that will be a pleasure. Firstly, I love this album!!God, are you serious that I'm the first one to write something about this album? Okay, that will be a pleasure. Firstly, I love this album!! Delorean got really experimental and more eletronical, not as much as the damned Merryweather Post Pavillion (or Person Pitch...), but there's nothing wrong about this change. But actually I miss Delorean's first albums... Expand