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Snare

Looper Audio CD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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1. The Snare
2. Sugarcane
3. New York Snow
4. Peacock Johnson
5. Driving Myself Crazy
6. Lover's Leap
7. Good Girls
8. She's A Knife
9. This Evil Love
10. Fucking Around

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Started primarily as a multimedia project by Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David, over the course of three albums Looper has evolved into something that is only now beginning to resemble a proper band. The Snare is certainly the outfit's most focused collection yet, doing away with the bubbly, ambient doodles of 1999's Up a Tree and 2000's The Geometrid in favor of a bare-bones soundtrack feel. A slight Burt Bacharach vibe runs through songs like "Lover's Leap" and "F***ing Around," but this is distinctly dark stuff. Punctuated by sqwaking saxophones, delicately plucked strings, and twitchy lo-fi beats, it's kind of like Air without the B-movie naïveté. For those who like that kind of thing. --Aidin Vaziri

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5.0 out of 5 stars British electro with a soul July 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
Superb debut album, and the new stuff is even better. Especially the next single Radio. Wait until you hear that before you dismiss them as a Ladytron rip-off. Client B's unique voice and singing-style brings a lot of feeling to the songs, which is usually missing in the cold hard world of electro. Ladytron are generally much colder than Client, with the odd exception like Playgirl of course. In a world where the charts are dominated by manufactured pop rubbish, bands like Client and Ladytron should be welcomed with open arms. You can have both you know! ;)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Electropop April 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
Client has been around for a while. People thought they were a secret project by Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode. They turned out to be something far more sinister. They are two women from Yorkshire. They have the look and sound of something much like Ladytron and Adult. People who attended their first DJ residency found out that they are two women called Client A and Client B. So much for name recognition. They are an Electroclash sounding outfit with northern accents. Their first single "Price of Love" sounds more like Ladytron. Other songs have to feel of obvious sources: Kraftwerk and John Foxx. "Sugar Candy Kisses" is more punk rock/indie sounding with some electro squiggles. They are threatening now to play in American audiences behind a scene with only TV images. This is a great record for those who thought the electro scene was played out.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Overrated bollocks July 5 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Twee instrumentalization, corny vocals - you've heard this all before. Eminently forgettable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Client is the Business. March 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
With Kate's dark 80's synth backdrop and Sarah's cracking vocals, Client do not disappoint. Rock n Roll Machine and Diary of an 18 year old Boy stick out in particular as fine tunes that stay in the head long after the CD has stopped spinning.
Well worth a go if you liked the synth vibe of Depeche, Propaganda, and Mr Dolby - Mix in some sleaze and a sexy northern brogue and you are some way to Client.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good listen... Dec 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
I heard the song "Price of Love" on our local college radio station here in Philly, and kept thinking that the song was really catchy and stuck in my head. So I got the cd as a gift for Christmas, and it is definitely a good listen. It does hearken back to Dubstar's sound, and although I agree that it doesn't have earth-shattering lyrics, it doesn't need to. It's a good listen and there are more than a few tracks that stick in your head long after the cd is done playing. Let the naysayers be quiet...it's a solidly good album.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I feel cheated. Dec 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on the strength of its reviews, the fact that it was a group discovered by Depeche Mode, and the fact that I'm a fan of 80's inspired electro-pop. What I got was a disgraceful heap of junk. Never have I been SO disappointed by a CD that I took a gamble on and just bought. It's when I pay for music like this that I WANT to use the internet illegally for all my music needs!
Be sure to LISTEN to this before you purchase - the fact that there are so many used copies for sale at such a low price already speaks volumes for its quality.
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1.0 out of 5 stars With ears still bleeding Nov. 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
Imagine, if you would, the worst early-80s Depeche Mode tracks that you can-the throwaway fluff, the embarrassing filler, the deeper than deep cuts that make you think "What were the boys from Basildon smoking back then?" I'm talking about tracks from the pre-Black Celebration era that just make you cringe at the mere mention of their titles. Now imagine a collection of those tracks, sort of the antithesis to a greatest hits collection, perhaps entitled "Droppings: 81>85". That collection, in all of its synthetic wretchedness, would so far outshine the Client album that it would be akin to comparing a single Christmas tree light to the sun. Andy Fletcher, ostensible head of the Toast Hawaii label, should stick to what he knows best--namely, clapping out-of-rhythm onstage and breathing Dave and Martin's valuable oxygen. Good fans of electronica, I beseech you-pass this one up unless you are profoundly hard of hearing or an avowed aural masochist. P.S. Helpful tip for the Fletchinator: just because the vocalists can sing better than you doesn't mean that they can actually sing. Miss Kittin sounds like Kathleen Battle in comparison to the caterwauling on this disc.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good! Sept. 29 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I wasn't sure about purchasing this one since I'm not a huge fan of electro-fischerspooneresque music BUT it would've been a big mistake if I haven't bought it!
This is what Fischerspooner lacks.......substance!
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