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Danse Macabre [Import]

Faint Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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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
8. Violent
9. Ballad Of A Paralysed Citizen

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The old saying goes that if you pretend to be something long enough, you'll eventually become it. If this is true, then the men of the Faint must have spent a lot of time between their rocking debut album, Media, and their third full-length, Danse Macabre, practicing their Duran Duran, Cure and Depeche Mode impressions. In the process, they have become all that is, was and probably ever shall be good about new wave music, combining arty electronics with smart social commentary to create an album that is sublime in its ability to recall more goth-rock times while still coming across as entirely original. Songs such as "Posed to Death" and "The Conductor" take on sounds of the band's contemporaries--in these cases, Marilyn Manson and Daft Punk, respectively--but their doing so seems rooted in clever reclamation of new wave sounds appropriated by current artists. In making angular, passionate and hypnotic music, the Faint are not out to give a history lesson but rather to move a languorous generation of indie kids. And whether mentally or physically or both, Danse Macabre will do just that. --Sarah A Sternau

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5.0 out of 5 stars another giant step forward! Aug. 22 2001
Format:Audio CD
After the justly popular "Blank Wave Arcade," the techno-dance guru's THE FAINT have taken a giant step into the future of electronic pop with the dark, trippy, infectious DANSE MACABRE. Faint fans out there have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on their latest release and they won't be disappointed! "Agenda Suicide" is a deadly dance classic about the hopelessness of working 9 to 5 at a job you hate. "Violent" and "Ballad of a Paralysed Citizen" are some of the most sonically and rhythmically challenging music the band have ever recorded. I can't say enough about this album, buy it, dance to it...NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ahhhhhhh Feb. 19 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
This record sounds fantastic and made makes me shake my ass, if you don't have it you should be ashamed =)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Mix of Sounds May 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD has very diverse sounds on each track. The best songs on this CD are: The Conductor, Agenda Suicide, and Let The Poison Spill from Your Throat. The other songs were so-so, the listed songs are just way more powerful. This is a good CD to go running to, just the right blend of beats and sounds to get you going. I was surprised with the amount of lyrics for each song, because usually in this genera of music the lyrics are lacking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting April 9 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I LOVE this album. I friend of mine recommended I check it out so I bought it. However I didn't listen to it for awhile (a year at least). Finally I decided to give it a try and from the 1st track I was hooked. Every time I get the chance I put it on for others to hear and I have yet to find the person who doesn't at least say it's catchy. I find it funny that kids from Nebraska make great 80s "eurotrash" pop. I'm listening to the album right now--you should be too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In my top 20 April 6 2004
By bondage
Format:Audio CD
Easily one of my favourite albums ever. I remember having heard 'Agenda Suicide' on the radio and falling in love with it, then one day missing my bus and filling in the time browsing the racks of a 2nd hand music store and finding this record, and i thank my lucky stars i did!! Perfection in a messed up kinda of way. Dance Macarbe actually sits alongside OK Computer and The Fragile, Origins of Symmetry and Source Tags and Codes. It's individuality sets it apart and makes it a classic.
I'm only bitter that they toured with Placebo in Europe and not Australia.
If you love retro without the hollowness of 80's bass and general annoying melancholy, this is your stop!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Amatuers March 6 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Sounds like Depeche Mode? Vocals like the Cure? These statements are quite a stretch for this amatuerish album. There's fine line between retro and just plain untalented, and this winds up on the untalented side. Want real retro cool talent, try Iris's Awakening album and leave this to the teenagers who don't know any better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Moly! Feb. 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
I recently purchased this disc, along with electro duo Fischerspooner's "#1" and I must say, The Faint beat Fischerspooner by a mile with this album.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but short Feb. 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
I recently picked this album up while on a new music search. I found it to be excitingly crispy and it kicks out some real crunchy keyboards and drums. Add in the dark lyrics and close your eyes and you could be back in the 80s almost.
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.
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