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Top Customer Reviews
It has a strong, communicative pulse that makes you feel like you are travelling with the sound. The music arises slowly, but the beat pounds like a dancefloor. I can listen to this track over and over again. It's addictive, in a good way.
The album is worth buying for this song alone. Believe me. There are other good songs also, but few have the same strength. Arab Strap sometimes festers too long in slow songs that don't do too much. Yet, they do help function to create an overall feel to the album that is very thick and will definitely stick with you.
Arab Strap is a bit trip-hop, but the music and vocals have more of a rock tinge (usually trip-hop vocals and backgrounds rely on jazz patterns). The beats are very deep, analog electronic. Bare, but strong. They don't have the complexity or interesting timings of Aphex Twin or anything like that, but their sound plays a key role in creating an audio imagry that is unique, interesting, and enjoyable.
Another good band that has played with some of the same concepts is The Notwist (Neon Golden). If you don't have this, I'd buy it before Elephant Shoe, but eventually, I'd get both. Also, at the advice of another review, I've begun downloading Mediafriend ([...]) this also mixes rock and electronic music, but they seem to tend more toward the electronics. Do they sell albums? I didn't understand the website. The Postal Service might appeal to you too. It seems like this may be a powerfully new, emerging style of music. It's a shame that there is no scene.Read more ›
following the release of their finest collection of songs in the form of the 'cherubs' EP, arab strap came at us with something extremely subtle, haunting, clever, diverse, and ultimately head and shoulders above most "rock" music made today...
'philophobia' was also compelling in its bleakness and so-subtle-it's-damn-near-silent aesthetic, and this album's songs are equally varied and successful at cultivating the strap's ideas...these wounded, gruff, selfish, tender, candidly honest, humorous scottish boys have managed another LP filled with tracks that display all those qualities and more...
arab strap are often criticized for being in an artistic rut, playing out the same tired, slo-fi depressing tunes ad nauseum...these critics have missed the boat entirely...the strap is actually feverishly (and endlessly) creative within the boundaries (yes, all good art should have boundries!) of their style...
don't believe me? think i'm a tried and true fan in denial? take a listen to "trippy", "pro(your)-life", "drinking eye", "motown answers" and "hey! fever" consecutively, and then try and pose an argument that arab strap are boring, or that they are in a creative rut...it's nonsense...
'elephant shoe' is subtle enough to bear out repeated listenings...from the clubbed-up yet scarily intimate "cherubs", to the melancholy duet "pyjamas" (christ, we feel as if we're lying in the bed between aidan and adele!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I loved Philophobia, I still do and have never gotten bored of it. Elephant Shoe on the other hand just didn't do it. Read morePublished on March 30 2001 by KK
Well, the first week I had this album I loved it. Every minute of it's sad lyrics and slurred melodies. And then it hit me: what a boring record. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2000 by dEL
Well, I loved this album the day i bought it. And i liked trying to get into it the week after. But now i look back on my purchase and regret it, tremendously. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2000