After reading the one star review posted about this album, I was releuctant to invest in it. As I grew to love the robots' other two albums I decided to ignore the negative review and I have not regretted the decision.
The first album of the robots in disguise (Sue Denim and Dee Plume), which benefits greatly from the production skills of Chris Corner (The musical genius behind the Sneaker Pimps and IAMX).
The album consists of catchy, memorable songs, which you'll find yourself constantlyre-listening to. The 'bots use a wide variety of stlyes to create an interesting and absorbing collection of tracks.
Short summaries of stand-out tracks;
Argument, menemonic, cycle song; (almost worringly) catchy, the dialogue backed by upbeat synths and criminally catchy basslines.
50 minutes; Sounds *almost* like a splinter-era Sneaker pimps track - drum beats, synths, occasional beeps, soft sensitive vocals, simple yet effective lyrics, catchy chorus, haunting melodies - will stay with you long after you stop listening to the track...
DIY; sensitive, less agressive than the rest of the album, backed by softly chiming synths, witty lyrics.
Boys; "Let us celebrate the foreign glamour of boys", song about the 'bots relationship with boys. Catchy lyrics, memorable bassline.
Bed scenes; Fun electro-punk, shoutier than some of the other tracks, but also with melodic harmonies.
Hi-Fi, Transformer; Hi-fi is slightly more acoustic than the other tracks on the album, strong beats push the tracks forward...
I felt that I had to write a review in order to prevent people being put off buying this amazing album.
TO SUMMARISE IN ONE SENTENCE; CATCHY ELECTRO, WELL WORTH INVESTING IN.