Time To Die - The Dodos
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  • Summary: The third album for the rock band was produced by Phil Ek.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
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  1. With the drums and guitar so busy in the mix of almost every song, Keaton Snyder’s amped-up vibes are an inspired addition, their subtle atmospheric effects put to careful use by producer Phil Ek.
  2. The hurtling pace the Dodos maintain and the complexity they manage to fill into these tight spaces is fascinating, at times amazing, fitfully matching complexity with speed.
  3. Time to Die bests it as far as consistency goes.
  4. If they tend toward the opaque, a soothing vibraphone or twinkling guitar arpeggio is never too far away. [Oct 2009, p.108]
  5. What we are given this time round is a rather boring queue of unmemorable songs.
  6. For the moment they have tightened the experimental purse strings, offering a less rewarding batch of songs than they’re capable of creating.
  7. Time to Die will be filler for most people, a stopgap, a passing interest, at best a stepping stone.

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  1. Shango
    Sep 15, 2009
    8
    Great 3rd album. definitely worthy of listening to it over and over.