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A more refined classic,
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You almost feel sorry for 65dos, given the weight of expectation that greets new material and the differences between what subsets of their fans are hoping for. There's consistently more restraint exercised here than there was on We Were Exploding Anyway, which will probably disappoint those who enjoyed the pure dance influences on the previous record (even Prisms only really lets its hair down for 30 seconds or so), but the album's composition is still much more electronic than any of the earlier stuff. In my opinion, the result is a triumph: a journey, a series of chapters that beckon you in before unfolding into controlled emotion. It's difficult to imagine listening to any of it in isolation (apart from maybe Prisms), but the net effect is immensely powerful and punctuated by numerous exquisite moments that absorb one's entire concentration in a way that very few records can manage. Even the ending's a thing of beauty.