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Albums by Dan Deacon, Rodriguez, Dead Can Dance, Niki and the Dove, Debo Band and Of Monsters and Men.

4th August, 2012
Dan Deacon: America (Domino).

Dan Deacon: America (Domino)

Bromst, Dan Deacon's 2009 breakthrough record, was garlanded with positive reviews, but sounded cold to me. Though this concept album about the US has its moments, it suffers from the same failings of excessive over-production.

There's a lot going on here, but not all of it is particularly interesting - Deacon tends to swamp his creations with a surfeit of burbling FX. The best track is True Thrush, which sounds like a...

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