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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Destroyer - Kaputt

Well Good Morning there B Siders! It's Hump Day - and my recent trend of super off-the-wall music continues today with Destroyer. I haven't the slightest clue how I found these guys. I was wondering around a really cool local record store the other day, and I was looking for the James Blake album used. These guys for some reason were linked to Blake in a 'you might like if...' section - and I shockingly remembered the name. This band is an indie rock group from Canada. There is this man named Daniel Bejar who is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver. I hadn't heard of him or the band before today - so it's a lesson for me too. As it turns out, Destroyer took a quick break in the early 2000's - in which Bejar lent his talents to a band I have heard of, 'The New Pornographers'. I'm not sure where he stands with that band - that review will occur some other day. Destroyer has a sound of a David Bowie or something of that ilk. Where it's kind of poppy - but still bends moreso into the rock type category. This is the ninth studio album by Destroyer - who has been making music since 1995. It doesn't appear as though Destroyer has seen much success in the states so far - but has a pretty solid following in Canada. It seems as though the success of some Bejar solo works and the Porno's helped get more fans to know about Destroyer here. This album is a fairly quick play - nine tracks coming in under an hour. It's also a very odd listen, with sounds coming in all over the place. Multiple instruments and different tempos keep the listener interested in what's coming next. Unfortunately for me, the change ups and oddness didn't add up to amazing. It was alright - but fairly bland. I'd like to give the band a second chance, so I'll have to toss on an oldie sometime soon.

1. Chinatown
2. Blue Eyes
3. Savage Night at the Opera
4. Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
5. Poor in Love
6. Kaputt
7. Downtown
8. Song for America
9. Bay of Pigs (Detail)

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
2. Song For America
3. Bay Of Pigs

2.25 out of 5 stars

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