- Audio CD (Sept. 21 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Saddle Creek
- ASIN: B00005NF1H
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
|1. Agenda suicide|
|2. Glass Danse World|
|3. Total Job|
|4. Let The Posion Spill From Your Throat|
|5. Your Retro Career Melted|
|6. Posed To Death|
|7. The Conductor|
|9. Ballad Of A Paralysed Citizen|
Combining snotty, punkish vocals with electronic, synthesized noises, The Faint approaches this genre from a much more unique angle than other artists. Forget about that monotonous female voice set to a template electro beat. Following in the footsteps of Depeche Mode, The Faint is a welcome change from some of the more indistinguishable electronic groups.
There isn't a single rotten apple in this bunch -- each track is perfect. "Agenda Suicide," "Glass Danse World" & "Let The Poison Spill From Your Throat" are always blasting from my stereo, and "Posed To Death" is one of the first tracks I play for friends. The mood turns more somber by track 7, but the energy is never compromised. "Violent" is a great track that takes an interesting turn mid-song. However, the slow, mournful "Ballad Of A Paralysed Citizen," is my favorite tune out of the whole batch.
Though it may be surprising to hear such a blatantly synthesized electro album coming from indie rock label Saddle Creek, believe it. "Danse Macabre," a vast improvement from their earlier modern rock album "Media," throws The Faint into a whole new ball game. Perhaps the album could have been extended past nine tracks, but then who needs filler? This is an album for those who appreciate quality over quantity.
My only complaint is the length of the album. It's somewhere around 35 minutes long, hardly long enough for my tastes. By the time I got into it, it was over.
Don't let it's short length bug you however, because this one's got style and hardcore keyboard action that will keep you satisfied.