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  • Audio CD (11 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD, Import
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B0009NDAS2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,429,300 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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dirty words [cd contenuto/copia protetto]departure (artista) | formato: audio cddescrizionebrani1.just like tv2.talkshow3.only human4.all mapped out5.arms around me6.lump in my throat7.don't come any closer8.changing pilots9.be my enemy10.time11.dirty words12.keine titelinformation (data track)

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From the first listen to The Departure's brilliant Dirty Words the sonic comparisons with the likes of The Killers are obvious. But what marks this band out from, well, every other band who sound like The Killers is their unmistakable Britishness. It's not just in David Jones' accented but effective voice. It's in their sound. They sound like a cross between pre-Joshua Tree U2 and The Cure with a little bit of Interpol thrown in (OK, I know the latter aren't British, but their attitude is so pervasive on this album that I couldn't fail to mention it). Some of the tracks bring back memories of intelligent, brooding 80's rock such as Joy Division and a lot of the guitar and rhythm section work sounds like early Placebo.
There are some outstanding tracks on this album, my personal favourite being 'Arms Around Me' although that is closely followed by 'Just Like TV', 'Talkshow' and 'All Mapped Out'. The music is elegant, rough around the edges, catchy and infectious. You won't be disappointed. There may be some imperfections lyrically and sonically but overall The Departure have produced an excellent record and one can only imagine just how good these guys could be.
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I was at first, like some who have listened to it, not completely in awe of this album. It had a similar style to the so many Art-Rock wannabes..but when you dig deeper..it all comes together like the beautifully arranged and angular work it is!
They are destined to go down as cult favourites and probably little known, underated and unfairly so..because with tracks like 'Just Like TV','All Around Me' and especially 'Time',with its nod to another greatly overlooked phenomenal band from the mid-eighties, The Chameleons,this is a little masterpiece of effects,challenging guitar structure and forceful vocals..a band to be reckoned with!
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I had never heard of The Departure until my friend said..."hey, you gotta check this band out. Their amazing". So i thought, yeah, I'll see what their like. As soon as i put the CD on...i was immediatley blown away!
The opening track, "Just like TV" is a great opener and is so catchy - as are all of the songs on this album! Seriously, every track on this album is brilliant. Normally with a album, you find yourself skipping to the good songs...but all these songs are simply woah! My absolute favs include "Changing Pilots", "All Mapped Out" and "Dirty Words".
The Departure...an indie/alternative band that emerged late 2004...deserve much more attention. They really are a great band. I saw them play live in Norwich, they were fanastic! So full of energy. They're great guys that really engage with their audience.
So yeah...
buy this album.
Its WOAH.
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I suspect this album is destined to be under-rated and under-appreciated. It's a shame because Dirty Words is a strong collection of songs deserving of far more than lazy comparisons with the Killers et al... Yes it's early 80s sounding, but never drops to the level of a mere nostalgia trip. It's great to hear a debut where the song quality doesn't really falter. Don't hesitate!
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I first heard this band when they were supporting Feeder, and the live atmosphere was incredible. On first lisning to the album, it is clear to see that they have replicated this energy onto CD. Comparisons to the Killers are perhaps justified - many of the songs on "Dirty Words" are instantly catchy, for example "Just Like TV" or "Be My Enemy". However, other songs are much edgier than anything found on "Hot Fuss", such as "Talkshow" and "Don't Come Any Closer". Bring on album number 2!
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This is a great post-punk revival album, with a dark atmospheric feeling and also some very catchy tracks. Too bad that the band broke up.
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Very nice and criminally underrated debut. A little too mannered to be Franz Ferdinand. Not sinister enough to be Interpol. But then again, too stark to be Editors. Vocal melodies and intonation suggest a healthy diet of "The Pleasure Principle"-era Gary Numan and Bauhaus-era Peter Murphy. Lovely faux-Cockney accent from these Northampton-based lads. Not all songs on this debut album are strong ones, but quite a lot are. "Be My Enemy" and "Lump In My Throat" were wisely chosen as singles, "Arms Around Me" and "Time" are beautifully tragic. Indeed "Time", with its touching "You can't be mine" chorus, is probably the album's highlight, a song the Editors would kill for. The album closer and title track "Dirty Words" is a little Tour de Franz, but not quite as mad. And "Changing Pilots" is a perfect example of what some might call "dark disco".
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By A Customer on 16 Jun. 2005
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Known about this band for so long now and i was just so glad when i found out when the album was coming out.This is a must have album for all you music lovers!!
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