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Parts And Labour - Constant Future

Bands and people change.

Posted Thursday, 10 March 2011 in

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Parts And Labor

Parts And Labour - Constant Future

Rating: 6

These guys used to be pretty darn noisy, appropriately so for the Brooklyn scene – Oneida, Black Dice and so forth – they emerged from in the early part of last decade. Bands and people change though, often as a result of maturing. This appears to have happened to Parts & Labor on their fifth album proper. Their fizzy keyboards and Bob Mould-y vocals remain intact, but essentially this is conventional indie-rock: ‘A Thousand Roads’ has a frankly cornball anthem-ness beneath its clattery surface, and if rerecorded it could pass as an Arcade Fire song. Not that they’re terrible at that, but it’s slightly dispiriting.

Noel F Gardner

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