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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. TtableWhy
    Mar 1, 2007
    5
    5.5 - If this was my first album to hear of DMST I would have no interest in seeking out anything else. I would put them down as lacking talent in the melody department. Each album up to now was better than the last. This is the first step backwards. It is simply lacking good melodies. There are some nice crisp guitar sounds on a couple of tracks, but the brass and strings are so muted 5.5 - If this was my first album to hear of DMST I would have no interest in seeking out anything else. I would put them down as lacking talent in the melody department. Each album up to now was better than the last. This is the first step backwards. It is simply lacking good melodies. There are some nice crisp guitar sounds on a couple of tracks, but the brass and strings are so muted that they are practically irrelevant. Obviously they were trying to do something different than "Winter Hymn" and that is to be applauded but there is very little here that makes excites me like their previous stuff. I have listened to this album 5 times. Expand
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. The dabbling in different sounds and textures results in a surprisingly cohesive effort for DMST, and one that successfully sustains interest throughout. [3 Mar 2007]
  2. The band seems unsure of what instincts to follow to get more intimate, streamlined rock; their attempts produce a hodgepodge of style that in turns prevents the kind of gut reaction that normally attracts listeners to rock in the first place.
  3. Despite all the haunting vibes, woodwinds, and honeyed strings, rock music's guitar/bass/drums dynamic is dominant on Rust; it hovers between the rambunctious clatter of Broken Social Scene (which shares two members with DMST) and the elegant contortions of Jaga Jazzist.