Subiza - Delorean
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  • Summary: The quartet from Spain releases its third album.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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. The presence of mixers and various instruments is what recalls you the second and third times; mostly because you're too enveloped to look back now. But at the core of Subiza and at the heart of the sound is a tight-knit quartet that has already mastered the chemistry surrounding them.
  6. They're called wankery chill-out names like 'Endless Sunset' and 'Infinite Desert' but are elevated above their base genre and boring titles by the general air of Animal Collective-gone-raving-down-Pacha.
  7. At first, the music seems overwhelming, full, and convincing, but once the initial allure wears off, there isn't much content. The lyrics that manage to be intelligible don't have much to say, just vague regret and the suggestion of personal growth, all delivered in a second-person address.

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  1. Jun 10, 2012
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    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