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DEMONS DANCE ALONE

The Residents

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.25 | 30 ratings

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4 stars RESIDENTS later career is as user friendly as it gets, as someone who was just recently became a fan, I think I can now distinguish the weirdness on different albums of this band. Somewhere in the 80's the material became less experimental and went with more focus on concepts and lyrics, as here we have something I would dare say is something like underground pop music, rather then the all over the place sounds of 70's albums.

So is the music good? Yes. There aren't any Not Available avantgarde epics but hearing RESIDENTS make this kind of music shows that they are still re-inventing themselves at every turn. For a change the lyrics are very understandable with less voice effects, and the female vocals are excellent. Long story short, it's vocal song oriented (more refined beautiful underground pop of later albums, "Life Would Be Wonderful", "The Weatherman"...) with instrumental parts which hint at the Commercial Album era ("Thundering Skies" for example but present in most of album).

historian9 | 4/5 |

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