album review: simian mobile disco
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009

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Alex Ford and Jas Shaw take their primate dancing troupe to the same level of ecstatic head-bopping, utilizing a small amount of instruments and sounds to produce large, sprawling dance hooks. Simian Mobile Disco's sophomore release, Temporary Pleasure may sound like a reference to serotonin-releasing rave drugs, but the enjoyment is anything but temporary once the guest spots kick in, with notable appearances from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Jaimie Lidell, and more. Still, the audio has it's ups and downs, most notably "The Audacity Of Huge" which just sounds silly in comparison to all the other actually good tracks.

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