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Dots & Loops
Dots & Loops
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: STEREOLAB Title: DOTS & LOOPS Street Release Date: 09/23/1997


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All Artists: Stereolab
Title: Dots & Loops
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/23/1997
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596206525, 078148414027, 5024545046922, 755962065252, 603497977796


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No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 09/23/1997

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A. Platts | 09/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As with all Stereolab Albums that drastically change their sound from previous albums, I really didn't like this album at first. I was embarrased to listen to it becuase of its happy spacious melodies and horn arrangements were reminiscent of the 1960's and go-go music.

This album could best be described as an "Impressionist-Electro-Brazilian-Lounge-Pop"

This album just gets better every time I hear it. Stereolab is a very subtle group, and the amount of complexity and work that went into making this album simply isn't apparent the first or even tenth listen. But the use of odd metric groupings, the horn voicings, the use of vocal harmonies, and all of the interlocking melodies are simply genious. I'm still discovering new layers of complexity in this beautiful music.

The horns remind me of Gil Evans, and the lush harmonies harken to Ravel or Debussy.

This album is simply genious."
Another end, leading a new beginning...
Melissa Pleasant | 03/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'd first heard of Stereolab two years ago when they did a cover of 'One Note Samba' for the Red Hot + Rio collection. I loved their sound, so when some magazine (Spin?) proclaimed Dots & Loops to be one of the top albums of the year, I had to buy it. For the first 5 or 6 months that I had it, it never left my stereo -- I only put it away when I had to move out of my dorm after graduation! It is one of the most wonderfully different CDs that I own, and a refreshing change from American pop music as it stands today. 'Rainbo Conversation' is my absolute favorite song. What I like best about this CD, aside from the remade bossa nova sound, is that it still sounds new to me, maybe because the lyrics are so hard to figure out. This is not formulaic at all. Its distinctive sound may be why I was personally disappointed when I picked up 'Emperor Tomato Ketchup', since other fans, and, swore up and down that it is the group's best work. Those of you who are new to the group, I assure you that it is possible to be a fan even if you don't like ETK. I also have 'Cobra and Phases', which I don't think sounds like either CD but appeals to me just the same. It's to Stereolab's credit that they can sound different from CD to CD and still be original."
"Mummy! I can hear the fractals!"
David Kipp | Melbourne, Australia | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mere words cannot adequately describe how I treasure this record: wherein every song is a densely and intricately constructed whole unto itself and still the whole far transcends the sum of its coruscating parts. Best to describe my relationship with this record as a collection of associations and fragments: falling in love and a coffee buzz: Diagonals: angular grooves; driving at night: Contronatura: dark, effervescent pulses; holidaying in mountains at Easter: Brakhage and Parsec: shambolic cadences; above all, the company of loved friends."