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Broken Bells
Broken Bells
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bells fail to chime, 20 May 2010
This review is from: Broken Bells (Audio CD)
The lowdown: James Mercer (Shins' voice/strummer) and Danger Mouse (ubiquitous producer type Brian Burton - see Gnarls Barkley; The Good, The Bad and the Queen) team up for this debut collaboration. Muso matchmakers expect a soaring majesty of cred and class, substance and sheen. Neither materialises - Mercer's vocal yelp is familiarly adequate, whilst Burton feeds everything through the usual washed-up electronic filter (then tacks on dub bass), but the results are uncharacteristically stilted.

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