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Zonoscope [Import]

Cut CopyAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)


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Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. While the two summers of love were birthed from burdening times, Vietnam and 10 years of Thatcher’s reign, they were one hell of a party. Unprecedented explosions of youth culture which tore down the walls of perception through communal elation and celebration. Cut Copy’s Free Your Mind creates a fantasy of the next youth ... Read more in Amazon's Cut Copy Store

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  • Audio CD (June 28, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B004K233U8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,427 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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54 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cut Copy - Zonoscope February 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Zonoscope is the kind of record to get your groove on to. It's the kind of record where the band says "screw the haters, we're gonna make the music we want to make." It risks alienating the fans that hopped on the Cut Copy train after P4k's review of In Ghost Colours, but it's a bold artistic statement and a clarion call to dance. Where In Ghost Colours was flowing, articulate tribute to 1980's new wave anthems, Zonoscope proves to be a record full of deep cuts, with only a few tracks near-meeting the immediacy of Ghost gems (Need You Now, Blink and You'll Miss A Revolution, Alisa.)

If you want to like LCD Soundsystem but find Murphy too drab/tryhard/longwinded, Zonoscope is a record for you. If you legitimately like Cut Copy, this is a record for you. If you want to hear music that sounds like the album's cover, this record is for you. You can blast this one from the tops of skyscrapers when the ice caps finally melt and flood the world, and the apocalypse will be alright.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution" February 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Cut Copy has slowly but surely worked its way up into the current wave of electronic dance bands, not unlike, say, LCD Soundsystem. The band's second album, 2008's "In Ghost Colours" (ok, 3rd if you count 2006's "Fabriclive.29" DJ mix album) was the great leap forward for the band. From being an interesting, if at time tentative, sound, the band now sounded fully confident, and at times massive. That album contained several instant classics, including a couple of borderline commercial breakthrough singles ("Lights and Music", "Hearts on Fire"). Now finally comes the long-awaited follow-up album.

"Zonoscope" (11 tracks; 61 min.) is not another "great leap forward", but instead a confirmation of all the good things we heard on "In Ghost Colours". The album starts off somewhat tentatively with "Need You Know", which is followed by a nice "Take Me Over" that reminds me somehow at times of another Australian band's (Men At Work) "Down Under" single. Could it be a subtle homage? The album now is firing on all cylinders. "Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution" is an irresistible dance-along, just perfect from start to finish with a strong melody that keeps going and going, and you just don't want the song to ever end, THE highlight of the album for me personally. A short instrumental after that ("Strange Nostalgia For the Future") ends the first half of the album. The second half kicks off with another great tune "This Is All We've Got". "Alisa" continues the good vibes. "Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat" is the only pensive tune on the album, just to catch your breath before the last 2 tunes, "Corner of the Sky", another dance-romp, which set us up for the album closer, the 15 min.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun February 9, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I will let other reviewers get into the nitty gritty of certain tracks and comparisons with Cut Copy's previous works and just say this: if you want to listen to a fun, chair-dancing (or even club dancing) album, this album is for you. Not only do I think that Zonoscope fits nicely with their previous body of work but I can also see this being high on my list of 2011 and am looking forward to dancing my heart out when I see them in April.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not original but fun! September 6, 2011
Format:Audio CD
One could argue that if you have a good collection of New Order, Depeche Mode and a few other great 1980s synth acts, then you don't really need Cut Copy. And it's be hard to disagree with them. But since those bands are all so great, having a band who pull their influences from their is a good thing, no? I find this a really enjoyable collection of very cool dance tracks, great beats, cool vocal hooks, just great songs. It's a fun record. And there really isn't anything wrong with that!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Believe the Bad Reviews, This is A Great Album February 10, 2011
Format:Audio CD
It's not the shorter fist pumping tracks from the last album. Sonically this is a much better album. The tracks are longer and the progression is welcome. There are moments that remind me of some of my other favorite artists: Towards the end of "Pharoahs and Pyramids" is an instrumental section that almost sounds like The Radio Dept., and "This is All We've Got" reminds me of The French Kicks, almost like a B-Side from the "Swimming" Sessions. I mean this only as a compliment. At one point I listened to this album straight through twice in a row....I like it that much.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zonoscoping!! February 9, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
Love it for different reasons than I loved In Ghost Colors, but I am dancing just as much. Obligatory music review catch-phrase: More layered, organic, nuanced landscape of sound than its predecessor. Also more unified in a way. Cut Copy has a way of slicing up delicious elements of music and splicing them together in unexpected ways. They're also great at constructing an album as an entire piece. If you're looking for another Lights & Music or Hearts On Fire, you might be disappointed, but if you are looking for euphoria, there is plenty to be had here. They bring the cheese, and it is tasty AND good for you. A word to the wise: Sitting still while consuming Cut Copy may cause chi flow blockage or spontaneous internal frustration. I seriously recommend you listen to this album while in motion.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A blast... for a while March 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I wouldn't have known who Cut Copy was if I hadn't heard the opening bass beats of "Need You Now" at a coffee shop. At first, I thought I'd wandered into a New Order remix album, but I was thrilled to find out it just sounds LIKE a New Order remix album. Personally, one of my favorite trends as a 20-something fan of left-of-mainstream "rock" music is the reincorporation of all sorts of 80s cheesiness I secretly (or not so secretly) always loved. "Need You Now" deserves to be held up to the most gleefully produced new wave 80s classics, with its commanding beats and seizing melody. It made me so excited that I bought Zonoscope, an album that sometimes matches that song's beautiful, pounding drive, but most often dances around in its discarded clothes. Where "Need You Now" is vintage New Order, "Take Me Over" reminds me of OMD's "If You Leave," and "Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat" reminds me of Boy Meets Girl's "Waiting On A Star To Fall," neither of which I have that fond memories of, but at least takes the cheesiness of those two songs and makes them reasonable danceable. On the other hand, songs like "Where I'm Going" and "This Is All We've Got" don't even register with that much personality. Luckily, some good songs keep it afloat - "Alisa," with a guitar and chorus yell that vintage U2 fans will love, or "Corner Of The Sky," with an album's-best beat of dark drums. Finally, "Sun God," the 15-minute climax at album's end deserves credit simply for earning its running time - at 15 minutes, it never fails to remind you of the soaring production and pop hooks that make Cut Copy such an appealing band. Buy it for the good songs and, for a better time, if it's on your computer, delete a few in the middle.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Love the artwork. Music was okay.
Published 1 month ago by earthfire
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This one gets better with each listen!
Published 1 month ago by WBA
5.0 out of 5 stars By far my favorite album of all time
Need You Now, Pharaohs and Pyramids, Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution, and Corner of the Sky have to be my favorite songs of all time. This such an incredible, polished album. Read more
Published 6 months ago by f mcd
1.0 out of 5 stars My favorite song skips and has a scratch in it
So i was super excited to play this LP and as soon as my favorite song comes on the darn thing skips. Need to return it.
Published 14 months ago by M. olejarczyk
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Awesome. As described. Great quality new vinyl. omg let this review end please dear god....now five more words. yeah okay
Published 21 months ago by Emily Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars I kinda feel like they took a totally different direction on this one.
"In Ghost Colours" is one of my favorite albums of all time so naturally expectations were quite high. I was hoping for absolute greatness and it seemed to come a bit short. Read more
Published on June 14, 2012 by daftchild89
4.0 out of 5 stars My introduction to Cut Copy
This seems to be a fairly controversial release among Cut Copy fans, I've noted as I read reviews here. Read more
Published on March 27, 2012 by Alto Eager
5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant
I'm over 50 but still listen to music all the time: all day and all night. Music drives me and soothes me and inspires me. And sometimes it gets me up and dancing around the room. Read more
Published on February 27, 2012 by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be moved in more ways than one
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With "Zonoscope", we see a dance-rock band managing to explore new territory in a genre that is often hit-or-miss for many. Read more
Published on January 10, 2012 by Ryan Estabrooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of 2011
Bought this during the Summer and it's still the best album I've heard this year. Best songs; Take Me over, Blink and you'll..., the whole album is really solid.
Published on December 11, 2011 by Calvin
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