Thursday, September 5, 2013
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: FLAAMINGOS
The big breakthrough is the blend here, which does the tough trick of making the more dark elements of the music and mood succumb to the danceable, happy side. It's not as disparate as it might seem on paper, as one side tends to balance off the other. There's lots of echo and slightly-muddy singing, for instance, but the clean machines shine some light in. Big, melodic bass lines contend with distorted or jangly guitar. A little noise here and there offsets the programming. It's a fine compromise album, for people who like a bit of everything and aren't too snobby about their genres.