Broken Bells - Broken Bells - 2013 The Shins - Danger Mouse - 2010 Alt Indie Rock 180 Grm LP
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, 180g
Released: Jun 2013
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
A1 The High Road
A3 Your Head Is On Fire
A4 The Ghost Inside
A5 Sailing To Nowhere
B1 Trap Doors
B4 Mongrel Heart
B5 The Mall & Misery
Producer Danger Mouse
Does not include poster or code for free MP3 download like the original 2010 issue. No sticker on the shrink wrap.
There is also not a Sony Music logo on the back cover and labels.
C-755865 on labels
Side A AL88697558651
Side B BL88697558651
" , Mercer remains one of North America's stronger melodic songwriters. "
Mercer and Danger Mouse's debut as Broken Bells is not quite up to the level of either's best projects, but in its own quiet way, it hits its marks. The pair first worked together on the David Lynch/Sparklehorse project Dark Night of the Soul, and Broken Bells picks up the sadsack spirit of that record-- it's a deceptively catchy album centered on personal loss.
In the album's brightest moments, there are enough swooning harmonies, replayable choruses, and psych-baked production elements that you might not even notice Mercer's dark thoughts. Besides, the singer is clearly attempting to move on here, taking advantage of this fresh setting to try on new looks: film-score orchestration and acid flange meet a Pet Sounds-like vocal odyssey on "Your Head Is on Fire"; "The Mall & the Misery" opens with Springsteen-ian Americana and then veers off into post-punk guitar stabs; "Sailing to Nowhere" is a horror-show waltz; and Mercer's nearly unrecognizable falsetto on album standout "The Ghost Inside" recalls the high, cracked croon of another Danger Mouse collaborator, Blur/Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn.
album standouts "The Ghost Inside" r ... "Trap Doors", already one of the album's catchiest songs,