Robin non-member

Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$7.88 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by goHastings.

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

After the Disco

Broken BellsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Price: $11.88 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, Aug. 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 11 Songs, 2014 $10.99  
Audio CD, 2014 $11.88  
Vinyl, 2014 $23.46  

Amazon's Broken Bells Store

Music

Image of album by Broken Bells

Photos

Image of Broken Bells

Videos

"The Ghost Inside" video

Biography

James Mercer and Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse have completed work on the first album by their new and ongoing band Broken Bells. The album, also titled Broken Bells, is available now on CD, LP and limited edition music box.

The album features 10 melodically seductive and psychologically provocative songs co-written and performed by Mercer and Burton. Titles include "The High ... Read more in Amazon's Broken Bells Store

Visit Amazon's Broken Bells Store
for 5 albums, 9 photos, videos, and 10 full streaming songs.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

After the Disco + Broken Bells + Turn Blue
Price for all three: $30.87

Buy the selected items together
  • Broken Bells $9.00
  • Turn Blue $9.99

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 4, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00GH0QOZ2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2014 sophomore album from the musical partnership comprised of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins). The duo's Grammy-nominated debut, Broken Bells, reached the Billboard Top 10 in its release week. Features the first single. "Holding On To Life.".

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
You found out about this album because of 'After the Disco' and 'Holding On For Life', right? I don't want to spoil the surprise, but what if I told you those aren't even the best tracks on this record?

If you like the first Broken Bells album, The Shins, or anything Danger Mouse touches, then you're going to feel obligated by law to get a copy of the Broken Bell's new record, 'After the Disco'. Featuring The Shin's talent of James Mercer fused with Danger Mouse's instantly recognizable production, 'After the Disco' feels like a martian that has been studying Earth music for the past three decades abducted a folk/alternative rocker, only to land back on Earth with a new definition of what future rock should sound like, hidden in an album that will catch you totally off guard.

This isn't an album where you have to listen to it a second time to figure out if you like it or not, it's an album will push its way to the top of the stack after the first listen. Every track on this album is unique; you never have a problem trying to figure out when one track ends and another begins. One great thing about Danger Mouse is that he likes to approach projects with the 'less is more' attitude regarding the sound. He doesn't cram tracks with every sound wave he can think of just because it's possible to do that, and the way James Mercer compliments this attribute equals just the absolute perfect mix of cosmic folk and groovy funk in the form of a brilliant record.

It keeps a big grin on your face, your head rocking side to side, and your feet uncontrollably dancing around every track. I can't give away anymore information without ruining your first listen, just take my word for it. Dive into the cosmos and see what happens after the disco.
Was this review helpful to you?
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The first moments of After the Disco set the stage. A low, growling series of synths comes into orbit, checking in after Broken Bells’ space voyage that began in 2010 with their eponymous debut album. James Mercer speaks to us about hope and tragedy, love and loss, and bittersweet optimism. Things may be looking down, but "it's a perfect world all the same."

There’s nothing here that you haven’t heard before, and that’s exactly why the band's second studio album shines. The music may be more uptempo this time around, but returning fans will find themselves pleased, if not even more satisfied. The band’s sexy marriage of electronic and acoustic is even more abundant in this collection of tracks. Mercer's mournful stream-of-consciousness vocals and lamenting guitar work and Brian Burton tight, flawless backbeats work in a way that music shouldn't, and that's why this collaboration continues to be so special.

After the Disco comfortably evokes sounds of U2, especially in the opening track. Fitting, then, that Burton (better known as Danger Mouse, one of the many mau5es of excellent music production) would be underway with the production of U2's latest album. But while Bono cries of worries and socially-conscious concerns, "Perfect World" paints an image of hope for tomorrow amidst the worst of the worst. It’s hard to not visualize The Edge clipping through the soaring guitar at the midway point.

"After The Disco" and the later "Control" and are like two sides of the same glittering coin, outright homages to the dance grooves of the mid-seventies. The organs and watery guitars are ripped directly from the cheesiest vinyls from the dance floor, and work very, very well in the capable hands of the duo.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
26 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Album! February 4, 2014
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
**Updated review: Album goes from "great" to "good" after a few weeks of listening**

These songs exude color and character individually and collectively. The songs truly build one another up and lend way to a listening experience that is pure joy. Listening from start to finish left me anxious to listen again. I suspect I will become more enchanted with this album after further listens.

Update: I am disappointed to discover I found myself increasingly bored after further listens. This only implies that the music fails to sustain interest but still maintains the characteristics that I describe below. I blame the lack of more organic, deeper sounding drums and deeper, richer riffs for the sterility that leads to an arid-ness after becoming overly familiar with the songs. It hasn't held my interest the way I initially thought it would. For this I feel a sense of sadness, disappointment. But it is still good.

The instrumentation used to primarily carry the melody of any particular song (guitar/keyboard/synth) is fabulous. The bass lines are beyond great, not limited to being accents by easily attracting attention without being too intrusive. My personal preference left me feeling the drums to be a little sterile on a few tracks. There are several tracks I would exclude from such judgment; however, with every member in the band (all both of them) being accomplished with a drum set (as I understand), I am holding them to a higher standard. It is not an issue with my over-all opinion of the album; none of the tracks are overly weak as a result. The vocals are virtually flawless. James Mercer has a beautiful voice that brilliantly polishes any given song.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The Bee Gees and George Michael + a boy band ...
The Bee Gees and George Michael + a boy band or 2 - Mix em all up and over and what do you got ?
Published 3 days ago by robertblue
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good music.
Published 9 days ago by tony balen
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album.
Awesome album...much better than the first. I love the style of this album and the cover art really brings back what unique original good stuff should sound like. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Dealio
5.0 out of 5 stars Soooo Good.
This is my first Broken Bells record. After hearing "Holding on for Life" on NPR on my way to work I couldn't order this fast enough. Read more
Published 20 days ago by S. Ryder
5.0 out of 5 stars A brave, daring music project from a couple of great, established...
I have to admit that I am sort-of a jaded old man in his early 30s who thought that 2005 was the pinnacle year for indie music. Read more
Published 21 days ago by antdizzleofmaryland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thanks!
Published 23 days ago by Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Good enough to keep me coming back
I like it! A bit poppy, but catchy and interesting nevertheless. This record breaks no new ground, but I like to listen in the car and (I confess!) to sing along.
Published 24 days ago by TimoWhee
5.0 out of 5 stars the stuff currently being produced by the music industry sucks and it...
In my opinion, the stuff currently being produced by the music industry sucks and it all sounds the same. I had not bought anything currently made in over 10 years. Read more
Published 25 days ago by ROY THE MEDIA BOY
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Refreshing, creative, and innovative!
Published 25 days ago by Title I Teacher
5.0 out of 5 stars BROKEN BELLS are amazing
Saw them live at the troc in philly. will be seeing them again at the electric factory in september. This is my favorite band. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Sheridan
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category