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The sing-song, nursery-rhyme melodies contrast with The Dodos' wild percussive energy which is at the distinctive core of almost all their tracks. 'Visiter` is rendered with an air of live spontaneity, a rawness and volatility emphasised by crazed backing vocals yelped from the back of the mix. The style stretches a little thin over the course of 14 tracks; momentum is notably lost on more throwaway efforts and inconsequential one minute doodles. But the rawness belies a more formalistic approach to songcraft that recalls the song-within-a-song dynamics of Grizzly Bear. A substantial debut then from an exciting new band with much to admire and enjoy; if you like this check out aforementioned artists, especially Grizzly Bear's `Yellow House` and The Ruby Suns' `Sea Lion`.
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Impressive folk guitar noodlings, endlessly hummable melodies, clattering drums, eccentric production; The dodos are young, excitable and hugely talented. One of the warmest most fun albums in existence. Buy it!
Incidentally theyre also the best live band I've ever seen. Go see them if you get the chance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would never buy a CD from a band call Dodos. I mean it: how stupid is that. So again: I'd never get myself Dodos. Then again - never say never. Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2009 by Pawel Zietek
Some of the best songwriting for a long long time makes this one of my favourite albums of 2008. In fact, the best album of 2008? Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2009 by Poplife
Such an amazing duo, absolutely brilliant, foot tapping music. don't forget their first album, Beware of the Maniacs, listened to that on loop for weeks. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2009 by Daniel Robinson