1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2010
I bought this album initailly after a Sunset rubdown gig. I was blown away by the sound the band made.
Being able to listen several times to songs and hear the lyrics clearly; having time to process the content and the sound together has been a revelation.
The feelings that are elicited from this record are the feel of the Pixies in their Dolittle pomp, Arcade Fire, prog and a whole bunch of other things.
I bought a second copy for my wife as she would listen over and over to it in her car coming home from work. A fabulous sound and engaging lyrics. A best album of the year for me.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2009
Sunset Rubdown keeps on getting better and better. SR has always been a personal favourite but with the new album the band might just get noticed by a new group of people. At least, that's what I hope. Dragonslayer is a bit easier to listen to than previous albums. It all sounds more poppy and harmonic, in a way. But SR still managed not to give up their style of crafting intriguing songs of weird beauty. And all songs are more than great on this one.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2009
A wonderfully unique mixture of Harmonic vocals, diverse keyboard play and guitar to lust after, along with lyrics deeply entangled in metaphorical madness make this a must have for anyone looking for something a bit different. 'Idiot Heart', 'You go on Ahead' and the 10 minute epic 'Dragons Lair' are the stand out songs but there is not a dissapointing track on the album. Superb.