Carrier (LP)


The Dodos

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Amoeba Review

08/26/2013

For their fifth album, freewheeling indie rock duo The Dodos dial it back just a little, and the results are stunning. In the place of their once-manic energy is a mellower, yet more melodically assured rigor typified by songs like "Confidence," which carries tempo changes and guitar-and-drum rockets in its back pocket, dolling them out just as things get too comfortable. It sometimes seems as though the band is trying to reassert themselves, in case they've fallen out of hipster favor, with song titles like "Confidence" and "Substance," but in the case of those songs, the music more than speaks for itself, full of remarkable rhythmic precision and sneaky hooks. While Carrier has plenty of The Dodos doing what they do best, the band also turns over new leaves, as on "The Ocean," which starts as languid and dreamy as a Beach House song, full of violins and acoustic strums, before the band injects some life into it with its trademark syncopated attack. The extraordinary chemistry the duo has spent years building comes to full fruition on their finest album in years.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Transformer
The Dodos 04:48
2.
Substance
The Dodos 03:36
3.
Confidence
The Dodos 04:49
4.
Stranger
The Dodos 04:00
5.
Relief
The Dodos 03:39
6.
Holidays
The Dodos 01:27
7.
Family
The Dodos 03:26
8.
The Current
The Dodos 03:57
9.
Destroyer
The Dodos 03:28
10.
Death
The Dodos 03:20
11.
The Ocean
The Dodos 04:34

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