"A Terrible Thing" (Arion; 2007)
Reviewed by Jeff Rogers
The Darker Side Of
Pop. That’s what No Machine is aiming for on "A Terrible Thing." I hear the pop but off-white would be about as dark as they go.
This CD has a dance music quality to it on some songs and some strange keyboards as well. Perhaps the
"darker" adjective is meant for their vocalist; his style is darker
than your average pop singer.
No Machine resides across the pond in the UK. I guess their dramatic sound is supposed to darken the sound of pop. It seems a little soft if it’s to be so dismal sounding. It didn’t really grab me and cause a stir and, in fact, I sort of got bored a few songs into it.
No Machine: Al Rivers – vocals; Emil Rivers – piano; Fred – guitar; Joca – drums; Pedro – bass; Daniel – organ, synths.
For more information, check out http://www.myspace.com/nomachinemusic or http://www.nomachinemusic.com.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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