Could Have Been - Should Have Been Better,
This review is from: Cago (Audio CD)
I am a very big fan of Dead Man Ray and Cago is my least favourit album of them.
They left their old, grim, slightly computerised sound to work with Steve Albini: the master of analogue.
Not necessarilly a bad thing: productionwise this album couldn't have sounded better: This album actually manages to sound sunny at one time and rainy at others and still sound as a whole.
It's just that the songquality isn't as consistent as on previous albums. When it's good it's really good but some songs, Centrifugitives being the clearest example, lose their suspense after a few listens.
Overall a fair album, songs like 'Landslide', 'A Single Thing', 'Short Term Investments' or 'Losing The Lost' definatly make it worth checking out. Just know that they have done better in the past.