Top Customer Reviews
What greeted my ears when I first put it on was about 35 minutes of generally mediocre pop that sounds more like it should have been released about 10 years earlier.
There's certainly nothing wrong with 3 minute pop songs, or even several of them strung together to form an album as long as they are well written and catchy. This is where Deathray falls a bit short. All the songs are written well enough, but the majority of them just don't have enough of a hook to keep you from forgetting about them as soon as they are over.
There are a few above-average songs here including "My Lunatic Friends", "Legionnaires In Doubt" and "10:15". Unfortunately, there just isn't enough variety here to pique interest for more than the two or three minutes it takes for the song to play through.
Deathray is a decent album, but unless you're some sort of Cake completist or already a fan, I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to pick up this CD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have never been a big Cake fan, I always felt they sounded too mechanical and cold. On the same token, I can't imagine many fans of Cake's style warming up to this either. Read morePublished on February 8, 2005 by Nom DePlume
Worth a listen if you're a bit bored and want something a little different - not quite as cakey as some reviewers have said. Read morePublished on April 30, 2003 by Not My Real Name
i was in a band that played a show in davis (ca) with these guys in late '98/early '99. loved them, and had their songs stuck in my head after only that one listen. Read morePublished on October 12, 2002 by westerness
It's true that now Deathray has more original members of Cake than the current incarnation of Cake itself (Greg Brown, guitar; Victor Damiani, bass; Todd Roper, drums). Read morePublished on July 4, 2002
Deathray took me by surprise.
The band has just one album to their credit, and its release came and went with little fanfare. Read more
I agree with the combo of cake, weezer, radiohead comment. A very good band with lots of potential, deathray is worth the purchase.Published on November 18, 2001 by Jonathan T. Maslan
i heard deathray for the first time on san fran's live 105. the cd rocks from start to finish. this cd was so good i went and saw them at the bottom of the hill in san fran. Read morePublished on August 31, 2000
This beautiful album is the musical answer to the question: what would happen if Weezer and The Cars ran into each other at a party, and someone said, "Hey, want to play some... Read morePublished on July 11, 2000
I love this CD! I waited for a long time for this album to come out after seeing them live and I was not disappointed once it finally showed up! Read morePublished on July 6, 2000