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.
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.
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.