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Sean Trane
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2 stars If I may suggest mijn landgenoote to go pay a visit to his ophthalmologist, because from his VP, the view is more blurred to him than anyone else. Yes Tom, your latest album is a catastrophe and easily the worst you've done so far. Whatever took you to make a "homage" to the worst decade in music, the 80's, I don't k now, but I suggest you snap out of such ideas and return to being yourself and make more of those great albums. Unfortunately Barman seems intent on keeping a stable line-up (the same as on Pocket Revolution) and allows them to implicating them in the creative process, which according to this album is not a goof thing

Actually VP starts out honestly enough on maybe its best track, When She Comes Down, probably the most 90's alternative-rock-sounding track on the album and the urgent Your God, the liveliest and raunchier, and maybe (?) a mellotron in the back. Unfortunately for the dEUSheads, that about it: most of the rest of the tracks are sounding like a lame U2 (Eternal Woman, Slow), or double Duran (Architect) and just about every song in its middle section either derivative or wearing its influences too openly. But one thing is sure: it's hard to believe we are on a dEUS album. The album closes on a slightly more interesting track (string arrangement & glockenspiel) Popular Culture

Soooooo hopefully dEUS has finished its slide downwards ever since it came back from its almost three year break, but somehow I'm afraid not. It might seem easy, but this album is about as bland as its booklet artwork

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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