Dungeonesse

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  • Artist(s): Jenn Wasner, Jon Ehrens
  • Summary: Dance and R&B influences the full-length debut from Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Art Department's Jon Ehrens.
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  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): R&B, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Dance, Alternative R&B
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 13, 2013
    90
    The group's music is far more pointed and focused when she's standing at its center, proving that it's not just the parts (polished and hummable though they may be), but Wasner's transformative presence that ultimately sets Dungeonesse apart from the rest of the '90s-mining pack.
  2. May 14, 2013
    83
    Dungeonesse never plays like a side project because symbiosis brings out the best in both members.
  3. May 13, 2013
    80
    Wasner and Ehrens have made an album that honors their devotion to R&B and dance music in the best way possible, with love, respect, and a bunch of memorable jams.
  4. May 13, 2013
    70
    You might not be able to play Dungeonesse at a summer party from start to finish, but it can be brilliantly interspersed among other hipster-approved pop.
  5. Under The Radar
    Jun 13, 2013
    60
    All in all, it's a good romp. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.92]
  6. May 20, 2013
    60
    The album lacks one basic fundamental of general pop music: lyrical hooks. The primary reason why they’re lacking though is because Wasner’s voice blends so well with Ehrens’ synth hooks that she is at times barely distinguishable from them.
  7. May 14, 2013
    40
    Wasner certainly has the vocal chops to pull off this kind of music, but the general lack of hooks and the weird choice to focus so much on treble sounds holds it back.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 16, 2013
    7
    The indie pop duo's debut album is a colorful, charming, and quite groovy LP. Right from the lead single, "Shucks", you'll get a good dose ofThe indie pop duo's debut album is a colorful, charming, and quite groovy LP. Right from the lead single, "Shucks", you'll get a good dose of the bands sound, an effortless mix of electropop, rock, R & B and neo-psychedelia. It's fresh, and easy to get into. Expand