- Audio CD (9 Oct. 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: v2
- ASIN: B000GPI2TU
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,905 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Smoke and Mirrors
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You'll remember The Datsuns from the rabble of bands operating back in 2002 under the vaguely preposterous banner of the nu rock revolution. You may recall that they were invited to the fight almost exclusively because the infectious, far-out riffing of their single "Harmonic Generator" was so very awesome. A feat that they never quite repeated with their continued ram-raiding of Deep Purple's and Thin Lizzy's back catalogues. If that was the revolution (and really, change seemed like the last thing on their minds back then) then welcome, at long last, to the occupation. Three albums in and there finally seems to be some justification, and context, for the spiralling myriad of unending solos and raw macho posturing that made their second album Out of Sight/Out of Mind a kind of self fulfilling prophesy.As opposing as these characteristics might be, they've managed to both mature and cut loose more impulsively. The riffs of course still come on so thick and fast that nothing is given the chance to fall through the cracks. "Who Are You Stamping Your Foot For" is a convincingly frantic burst of hedonism like the MC5 jousting with The Who in such a fashion that they'd have surely nicked The Hives crown, were they still modelling it these days. Epic 7-minute closer "Too Little Fire" conversely stomps, legs astride, between Led Zeppelin granite psychedelia, Queens Of The Stone Age fug and Slash riffology, almost (almost!) nudging into Yes-style prog territory. It's been quite a journey from the liquor'n'ladies transparency of their debut. --James Berry
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And, to a degree, that's still the case. Opening track "Who Are You Stomping Your Foot For?" comes on like the Stranglers on speed but the muted production does it no favours. Which may be why it's the downtempo numbers that work best - "Waiting For Your Time To Come" and the bluesy "Stuck Here For Days" faring best.
Best of all, though, is the slide fuelled, gospel swamp of "All Aboard" where the Datsuns get to pretend they're the North Mississippi Allstars to tremendous effect.
Some of the keyboard work is a tad on the intrusive side and they really should have hired a proper producer, something that could have prevented a lot of the material from sounding so remote.
I like the Datsuns and I like this album, but they could have done better.
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Plein de vitalité du début à la fin, un album enfin cohérent même si on y retrouve des influences plus variées que sur les précédents: toujours très punk dans l'esprit (System Overload), parfois funk (Maximum Heartbreak et son refrain catchy), carrément blues avec la slide guitar qui tue (Stuck here for days), et même une chanson plus soul qui n'est pas sans rappeler les Black Crowes (All aboard et son refrain gospel)...
Une très grande réussite d'un groupe qui confirme son indéniable talent... Et qui promet d'encore une fois tout exploser en concert...
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