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After the Disco

Broken BellsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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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

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  • 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 (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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.".

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
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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.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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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.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Album! February 4, 2014
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**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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars radical record
I was skeptical that Broken Bells couldn't touch their first record, but 'After the Disco' is a great follow-up. So glad that I bought this album. Read more
Published 15 hours ago by the wardster
5.0 out of 5 stars So amazing there are no words..;
I'm a big fan of the shins and the first broken bells album...this is BY FAR the best album of them all. Life changing. Can't stop listening to it. Read more
Published 4 days ago by D. Chen
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying!!
James Mercer can do no wrong. This album is amazing! I've had it on repeat for days. And they are even more amazing live!
Published 4 days ago by LSJ218
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it a lot...
I love the disco feel of this album. Broken Bells are supremely creative and demonstrate that clearly with this album Enjoy!
Published 5 days ago by Traci Boyett
4.0 out of 5 stars catchy pop/electroniuca album that stays fresh
I liked the first Broken Bells album so go this one before I heard any of the songs from it.
Wow - excellent album all the way through. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Darryl in Charlotte
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid effort
Catchy tunes with great lyrics. Like a modernized throw back to the 80s and I'm totally loving it. Not a bad song in the mix.
Published 9 days ago by Teresa Dzieweczynski
4.0 out of 5 stars Great New Music!
I enjoyed the debut album but for me it was kind of hit and miss. The sophomore album exceeded my expectations. "After the Disco" is a solid set of consistently good songs. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Joseph W. Pirosch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great second album!
I'm hooked! These vocals remind me a little bit of the BeeGees with their falsetto tones and ethereal melodies. I bought the first album, too. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Sage S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This new music from Broken Bells echoes their initial CD which I liked very much. This music doesn't feel as innovative, but it has the same feel and level of mastery. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Gillian
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent album.
I'm more or less writing this review through my wife's opinions about this CD. She said, "Unlike many albums where you have two or three songs that you really like surrounded... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Cadence
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