Very impressive set!
All tracks are written, performed and produced by Dolores O'Riordan, her boyfriend Oleg Koretsky and Andy Rourke, except Loosen the Noose which also includes Glen Samoylov as cowriter.
Additional musicians are Rob Ritchie and Mike Dextro.
A fascinating collaboration!
Very intelligent and meticulously crafted music, not easily accessible. It requires a number of listens to take it in which uncovers some incessant earworms.
Song lyrics are sublimely eloquent, some of O'Riordan's best work.
If the music were as dark as the lyrics this release would be a long dirge, brilliantly subversive work.
Some of the darkest human emotions disguised as pop music.
Science Agrees sounds a lot like college altrock stuff but some of these songs are definitely mainstream worthy, then again the mainstream isn't exactly open minded, is it? The most beautiful and intelligent music doesn't get airplay, you have to find it yourself.
Always a life enriching endeavor.
D.A.R.K.'s vocals are subtle and austere, almost dispassionate. Not much range is used. Reminds me of Depeche Mode, or maybe Joy Division?
It would be interesting to hear some remixing, there's a lot to work with here.
I think it's unfortunate there wasn't more promotion for this release, it was so worthwhile.
Science Agrees definitely is not The Cranberries but maybe more like a reinvention of a mature Dolores O'Riordan, which was an enormous undertaking for an established artist of her stature.
Her work is moody here, it's obvious things were changing for her and she was trying to sort them out.
Much of the music is about failed relationships and disillusionment, Dolores uses her boyfriend's vocals to illustrate this to great effect.
Brilliant concept, the work of genius.
She had a Good Head On Her Shoulders, as they say.
Very intelligent, very sensitive.
She was a Winner, a Survivor.
Compelling Stuff, don't miss this one.
Be sure to watch the rehearsal video for the song Watch Out on YouTube!
Images of D.A.R.K. band members are public domain internet sourced and are not included with this edition of Science Agrees.
Collage produced by reviewer.