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  • Audio CD (13 Jun. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B0007ZAZF8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,197 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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THE DEPARTURE Dirty Words (2005 UK 11-track CD album including the singles Be My Enemy Lump In My Throat & All Mapped Out picture sleeve in a hype stickered jewel case)

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On Dirty Words, Northampton’s The Departure stake their claim as the elegantly British riposte to The Killers and The Bravery, dramatically coiffeured new-wave dandies with a brace of songs about angst and girls delivered in frontman David Jones’ broad, undiluted Midlands accent. While on the surface somewhat reminiscent of a crop of 80s bands – The Cure, U2, and even, occasionally, Duran Duran – as a band, they’ve got a tight dynamic of their own, the neat, stattaco stylings of lead guitarist Sam Harvey proving a neat foil to the jumpy, elaborate bass lines of Ben Winton on the likes of "Talkshow".

For all the passionate spirit of numbers like "Lump In My Throat" and "All Mapped Out", it’s hard to shake the feeling that The Departure haven’t penned their masterpiece yet, but it’s a solid debut from a band with genuine promise. Buy it, and some hair-straighteners while you’re at it; we guarantee you’ll get some use out of them yet --Louis Pattison

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 21 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Hill Harriss on 23 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gaby on 7 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
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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By Mr. P. Moss on 30 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexandros E on 22 Nov. 2012
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Huebner on 23 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
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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