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Shangri-La

June 28, 2011

$7.99
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Utopia
3:09
2
Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)
4:01
3
I Walked Alone
4:52
4
Love in the Dark
4:34
5
One Step
3:23
6
Holy Roller
5:11
7
Beam Me Up
2:14
8
Paradise Engineering
3:46
9
Tripped and Fell in Love
7:14
10
Shangri-La
4:58

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 28, 2011
  • Label: DFA
  • Total Length: 43:22
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0057YEZUU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,571 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bent dance music for the "whatever" generation November 7, 2011
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Bent dance music with a big, steady beat. You could sweat off pounds in an evening and never notice the weirdness of the lyrics that may tell an integrated story across tracks. Twisted melodies and dissonances offhandedly bring back Devo, Talking Heads, Blondie, and other early New Wavers, but with less playfulness or acid edge; let the bored dance it off. Machines maintain a relentless beat and the humans seem just to lean back into it absentmindedly. And yet it is an exhilarating set. Most tracks are strong. Strongest tracks below are labeled "S".

1. Utopia. Ukeleles on meth set the pace for a big beat that falls in with them. Tenor garage rockers join as electronica squiggles spice up the mix. High energy gives me the gitters. Or is it just a strobe light flashing on a field of bodies bouncing to the beat in the dark?
2. Dystopia (The earth is on fire S). Disco with a light reggae swagger. Big, steady beats. Spare synths. Vaguely Devo-like angularity and dissonance. Vocalist almost off-handedly muses about apocalypse. "The earth is on fire. We cut off the water. Let the motherf****r burn." Whatever.
3. I walked alone (S). Fine 1960s garage band attack with a snap in the sharp beat. But it's a spare, funky, synthesized cross of disco and Devo.
4. Love in the dark. Spooky simplicity in a tacky synthesized organ. Feels like early Talking Heads with a greasy slick of Blondie. Fine, slow, steady sway. "I love you like a ticking bomb.... I'd sell you out to get you in the dark."
5. One step. Funky geek beats--perfect early Talking Heads, complete with squirrely lead guitar lines.
6. Holy roller. Spare, oddly quiet machine disco with echo effects and artfully scattered fripperies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get in Line! September 20, 2011
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This disc lasts the entire ride for my commute to work. It's miles beyond their last one. Here are fully fleshed out (good) pop songs. Not sure what it all means but I think the earth is gonna end and things are gonna burn. Eventually, anyway...

More please!
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5.0 out of 5 stars YACHT forever! May 3, 2013
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If the world was a fair place, YACHT would be the most successful band in existence. These cats are way cool. Fantastic energy. Existential/spiritual lyrics. Fine pop hooks. Good stuff.
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