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One of the albums of the year,
This review is from: Factory Floor (Audio CD)
Clearly this was always going to be a Marmite sound. It's not populist commercially-oriented guitar music nor is it club-leaning straightforward techno. It definitely settles into an analogue techno formula but with a stripped-back, rhythm driven ethos giving it some momentum throughout the album. In fact, it's one of the few techno-inspired albums I haven't got bored of about half-way through. The vocals are reminiscent of Liquid Liquid or something similar (though even more distant, and a more feminine tone), and they certainly fill the void in DFA that was missing when LCD Soundsystem wisely decided to finish things a few years ago. Great album, and as I said in the title of this review, one of the best this year - only bettered, in my opinion, by Boards of Canada, Quasimoto, My Bloody Valentine, Toro Y Moi and Darkstar. A decent British band that embrace electronic music inherently, and have been building to this point for years now - and it pays off!