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Danse Macabre
Faint
Danse Macabre
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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2003 album and third so far from Nebraska's electo-rockers. Highly recommended, NME gives the album 8 out of 10. City Slang.

      
   
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All Artists: Faint
Title: Danse Macabre
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Saddle Creek
Release Date: 8/21/2001
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 648401003727, 0724354377006, 648401003765, 724354282713, 724354282720, 724354282751, 648401003710

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2003 album and third so far from Nebraska's electo-rockers. Highly recommended, NME gives the album 8 out of 10. City Slang.

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My Favorite Faint
Ari Weiss | Jericho, NY United States | 01/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't name a band I'm comfortable putting above The Faint in terms of sheer pleasure derived, but in terms of talent, I'm similarly hard-pressed. I believe that there is nothing like this particular album. As much as you will hear "The Faint are 80's wannabes," I think that is an extremely superficial observation. It is not entirely wrong. It is what I thought at first, and it is actually what turned me on to them. It is simply that one gets over that within the first 3 or 4 listens. The people who dismiss them for their 80's imitating have made no attempt to delve into their music. I find it's very easy to dismiss anything without trying to get a feel for it. As I've listened through Danse Macabre an infinite number of times, I now cannot hear the Duran Duran, Cure, Depeche Mode. I love Depeche Mode in their own rite and do feel that they are the biggest influence on The Faint, but by no means do I dwell on their musical likeness when listening to these guys. They are their own entity with lyrics that rival the best storytellers and a "dancebility" more powerful than anything I've ever heard in a club. Listening to The Faint sing incessantly with fervor and style about death and sex throughout this album brings me to laughter. However, their music is far too intense and all-encompassing of my emotions to allow a chuckle during a song. The transitions are too perfectly conceived to get a chance in between songs. And So, I must wait until I've finished listening entirely through the album, for what is most likely the fourth time on repeat, before I can enjoy their unique sense of humor that suits me so well. Every single song is one to turn up extremely loud and go crazy with. It is satisfying to listen to The Faint with a friend, but for obvious reasons, I feel it is more fun to listen on your own...unless you've got liquour (which I don't advocate...it would just make the side-effects of Faint-listening more comparitively normal). I really think of Danse Macabre as a twisted, beautiful, masterpiece in every way. Godspeed."
Describing is impossible
Dj M.O.D | Lincoln, NE United States | 12/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Describing is truely impossible with this band...if anyone can explain how these guys sound genre wise be my guest :). I'm from Lincoln, NE which is about 50 miles away from where these guys are from and I'll tell you what they are really neat guys that have the talent that it takes to get big. They started out as a indie band, sounded like another Omaha band Bright Eyes. On their second album they started toying with electronica and brought in some keyboards...it was quite dark and dirty but that is just what I loved about it! With this new record Danse Macabre, the synths are clean and beautiful. With party anthems like "Glass Danse" and a dedication to all the conductors out there "The Conductor" you can't go wrong with this record. (personal fav song is "Total Job") So if you want a record that is different from the rest and gives you the chance to take a bite out of it The Faint are a great place to start! Check these guys live if you can!"
Another giant step forward!
soundandimage | omaha, ne United States | 08/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After the justly popular "Blank Wave Arcade," the techno-dance guru's THE FAINT have taken a giant step into the future of electronic pop with the dark, trippy, infectious DANSE MACABRE. Faint fans out there have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on their latest release and they won't be disappointed! "Agenda Suicide" is a deadly dance classic about the hopelessness of working 9 to 5 at a job you hate. "Violent" and "Ballad of a Paralysed Citizen" are some of the most sonically and rhythmically challenging music the band have ever recorded. I can't say enough about this album, buy it, dance to it...NOW!"