28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Shockingly original and searingly painfuly beautiful,
This review is from: The Tension and the Spark (Audio CD)
From the first few notes of the first song, Darkness, you know that this is totaly different from any of Darrens previous work both solo and in Savage Garden. However, this is most certainly a positive thing. The music is most definetely electronic, but this, rather than detracting from, adds to the deeply personal lyrical content of the songs and creates music which is very original and beautiful. Perhaps most suprising is the lack of ballads. However, this is made up by the multitude of beautiful songs such as 'Unlovable' which is almost an anti-ballad in its lyrical content but just as beautiful as a Darren ballad in the trademark Darren vocal. POP!Ular is the most 'pop' record on the album which eases the public into the new electronic sound but doesn't really prepare you for the massive departure which is 'The Tension and the Spark'. Any Darren fan will buy this immediately - but I'd recommend it for anybody who likes listening to deeply personal and beautiful music.