Electricity

September 11, 2008 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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  • Original Release Date: September 11, 2008
  • Label: Parralox
  • Copyright: 2012 Parralox
  • Total Length: 1:04:02
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  • ASIN: B001HAIFFY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,280 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Austin on October 10, 2008
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Every once in a while, no more than twice a decade perhaps, a truly seminal album emerges. Electricity by new Australian electro duo Parralox certainly deserves such praise. Less than two weeks after its release it is already amongst a select few albums that I can't imagine living without...such as Dare (Human League), Metamatic (John Foxx), Replicas (Tubeway Army), Who Watches Over Me? (Mesh)...we all have our own essentials. It is no exaggeration to say Electricity more than holds its own amongst such company, and as a debut it is astonishing - on impact alone it is the best since Depeche Mode's Speak and Spell over a quarter of a century ago.

I have already read comparisons with Dare, but Electricity is far from being a retro album. It is fresh, confident and pacy, and singer Roxy's Madonna-esque vocals gives the unashamedly electro music a truly commercial feel, which successfully pulls off the trick of not only appealing to oldies like me who were around to witness the Eighties emergence of `vocals and synthesisers only', but also to the younger audience fed a diet of Rhianna, Sugababes, Leona Lewis and the like (I know because I've tried it out on my teenage daughters). This is largely because of John Von Ahlen's strong, well crafted and exceptionally well produced songs.

The album's highlights for me are Eastern Wall, with its Germanic theme, Electricity (even I'D dance to that!), Sharper Than A Knife, the first single due out soon, We Believe In Electric Love, which really wouldn't be out of place on Dare, and the futurescape ballad Should Not Be. A nice added touch is that each track has a personal dedication - for example, You And Me Both is not surprisingly dedicated to Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke.
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By rew on May 24, 2014
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This CD is a great listen. The beat is always strong and the tune can carry you away. Parralox rocks.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marcelo Cerveira on February 24, 2013
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This album can easily both be played on today's radios and pleasure people who lived their adolescence in the eighties. I am over forty and I love electronic music from 70/80's, but I also use to dig some fresh material in order to renew my collection. I discovered this gem on Electronically Yours website some years ago.

The songs are carefully played and sung. The title song is an invitation to dance, alone or not. Sharper Than a Knife, wow, is so cute! I played this song so many times that it became kind of a soundtrack for my life at that time... I Heart U is another excellent track to shake your body. Factory Friends is as if you were listening to Madonna followed only by synthesizers. The End of Summer is simply indescribable.

The album is long and some tracks don't cause great impact, but in overall it is a very good work.
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