After seeing these live, and being blown away by the music, the lyrics and the stage presence of them. I grabbed a copy of their debut `Angels' and was suitably stunned!!
Recently bought `The Logic Of Chance' and was again blown away by this complex, intelligent and musically incredible album.
Opener `Sick Tonight' takes me back to `Roni Size' fast hip/hop electronic beats and sharp lyrics, grabs you and shakes you to attention. `Four Minutes' is a slower but no less intense affair about a broken relationship and it's resulting end. `Cauliflower' is track that it took a while for me to get into, but once it took hold it really does not let go. Great mix of rapper Pip spitting lyrics leading to a chorus featuring a female singer pseudonym Kid A. Fantastically catchy track. `Great Britain' is one of my two favourite tracks on the album, fast beats, and witty intelligent lyrics using social commentary and anti current government policy opinions. Dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip are to music, what Mark Thomas is to comedy. Not sure if that is too much of an opinion or not, but they have found a way to open peoples mind's to wanting to know more about subjects which people are often scared of learning more about. `Get Better' is the perfect lifter after this as to how we solve some of our social problems. I find this inspiring and uplifting through the music and the lyrics and this is my stand out track of not just this album but of any album released in the last 10 years.
Other stand out tracks for me include `Stake a Claim' more catchy beats, intelligent lyrics and a chorus as infectious as any you will ever hear, that you could imagine a 50,000 strong crowd jumping up and down and singing at the tops of their voices. `The Beat' makes me think of the electronic/guitar mix of `Hot Chip' especially the break down electronic part ¾ of the way through. `Last Train Home' is full on old skool hip hop at its best. `Snob' is a clever fast beat electro drum n bass track which is pretty ace. `Cowboi' is a slow beat track, pretty good. Tracklisting does not mention it featuring anyone else in the chorus, but it really sounds like the toy instrument wielding songwriter `Kid Carpet'. I can't confirm if it is or not, so could be wrong. Anyone know then let me know. :)
Totally recommend this album for anyone who likes the lyrics intelligent, the beats electronic/hip hop.
Other artists that this album makes me think of, but in no way would I say connected to (that would be for Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip to say), going from my narrow view that is ':