August 15, 2008

The Faint - Fasciinatiion
Verdict: Love More (<3)

This album was surprising to say the least. It's a lot more subdued than their previous albums, trading the whirlwind of noisy dance music for more popping and locking almost alterna-rap (I didn't host the really alt-rap-ish song, but search for Fulcrum and Lever). The effect left me wondering for a moment, but after the initial shock of hearing the Faint experiment with a different sound, I found myself having just as good a time as I have had while listening to all the other Faint albums ... which is a heck of a lot. The Faint are, quite honestly, some of the best musicians out there, because they infrequently write songs that are not, in some way, incredibly interesting. This album is definitely in the running for best of the year.

The Faint - Machine in the Ghost
The Faint - I Treat You Wrong
The Faint - A Battle Hymn for Children

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