2016 Atomized (CD)


The Raveonettes

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Amoeba Review

04/19/2017

The Raveonettes are simultaneously split between the past and the future. Though their music has the elements of electronic pop and experimentation that you commonly hear in indie rock and even on radio hits, there's something simultaneously nostalgic and vintage in the mix. Previously the band has embraced a '60s vibe, but their latest is shamelessly '80s. 2016 Atomized is labeled an "anti-album" as it's more of a compilation. Each month, the Danish duo would upload a unique track online, and 2016 Atomized collects them all together with no thematic connection other than the way they were released and a shared post-industrial dance mood. It's definitely a disorienting trip, one the band calls "potentially schizophrenic & disjointed, potentially cohesive and related." March's "EXCUSES" is a perfect example of what they were experimenting with. Initially starting off as a sorta Cure-ish shoegazey rocker, it suddenly slows down into '90s melodramatic R&B. The lyrics are deliciously relevant as the chorus chants "Time to let lose / wanna get bruised / fuck your excuse / hit me with nukes," somewhere between war time horror and post-breakup anger. "Junko Ozawa," which borrows its name from the composer of the classic video game themes to Pac-Man and Dig-Dug, is as video gamey as pop gets. The classic jealous, frustrated lyrics are comic over a melody that feels like it could have come out of an arcade machine replete with 8-bit bleeps and bloops. Despite not having the narrative cohesion of a full album, there's something beautiful about how each drastically different track leads to the other. They still all have one thing in common: they're fun!



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
This World Is Empty (Without You)
The Raveonettes 02:22
2.
Run Mascara Run
The Raveonettes 02:57
3.
Excuses
The Raveonettes 03:42
4.
Junko Ozawa
The Raveonettes 02:55
5.
Scout
The Raveonettes 04:12
6.
Won't You Leave Me Alone
The Raveonettes 03:22
7.
Where Are Your Wild Horses
The Raveonettes 03:15
8.
A Good Fight
The Raveonettes 03:26
9.
This Is Where It Ends
The Raveonettes 02:47
10.
Choke On Love
The Raveonettes 02:20
11.
Fast Food
The Raveonettes 03:51
12.
Pendejo
The Raveonettes 11:54

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