Faderhead - FH4
Electronics, Pop For Faderhead 'FH4', I will start by saying this, it is good for what it is. 'FH4' is laced with catchy hooks and poppy beats. If you are expecting a return to the days of 'TZDV' this album holds little hope for you. Faderhead 'FH4' is well produced that is for sure, all instrumentation was obviously gone over with a fine tooth comb so if you just want something that hits hard with powerful drums and droning dub grooves this album may just be for you.

In this writers opinion the album feels almost a bit forced and, cliche at least from a substance point of view. With songs like "Bitches All Know About My Boom", though meant to be tongue in cheek still comes off arrogant, it might be the use of auto-tune that really turns this into a hip hop anthem. "Coffe, Sex & Cigarettes" took me to parody land immediately the hook is great but, unfortunately it reminds me a bit too much of "Would You Date My Avatar" a pop comedy song by the cast of The Guild. "Take Your Fuckin' Meds" starts off strong with a strong drum beat and, a beautifully laid arpeggiated synth line scattered with trance harmonies really nothing bad I can say about this song. Though still more pop than I enjoy most times all in all a flawless track. "Every Day Is One Less" feels like an homage to Savage Garden, a sullen electronic ballad flowing back and forth. "Death.Robot.Deconstruction" is the closest to older Faderhead but, still ultimately would not push me to a dance floor like some of the earlier Faderhead music.

If I were to rate this album as a pop fan it would definitely receive a solid 8.5/9 however going into this as a fan of early Faderhead this album doesn't feel like it fits into the archives. If I were to recommend this album to anyone it would be the fans of Die Antwoord, Faderhead definitely is definitely a band meant to be taken lightly, the lyrics are humorous and, do not go the way of most in the darker genres, there's no signs of a broken heart, religious guilt or, political agenda. My biggest complaint is the overuse of Auto-Tuned vocals in some of the tracks on this album, I felt Lil' Wayne was going to pop into the song at any moment (Thankfully he didn't).

I will finish this review on a high note, "Dancers" is an admittedly catchy tune, I have had it stuck in my head for a while now "Because, We're The Best Dancers!" ranks right up there with LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" or "Sexy and, I know it" it's one of those songs that finds that part of your brain that likes to loop one line over and over and, you find yourself in line at a grocery store buying toothpaste and, a plunger at 3 am and, humming the hook out loud.
3
Brutal Resonance

Faderhead - FH4

6.0
"Alright"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2013 by L-Tracks
For Faderhead 'FH4', I will start by saying this, it is good for what it is. 'FH4' is laced with catchy hooks and poppy beats. If you are expecting a return to the days of 'TZDV' this album holds little hope for you. Faderhead 'FH4' is well produced that is for sure, all instrumentation was obviously gone over with a fine tooth comb so if you just want something that hits hard with powerful drums and droning dub grooves this album may just be for you.

In this writers opinion the album feels almost a bit forced and, cliche at least from a substance point of view. With songs like "Bitches All Know About My Boom", though meant to be tongue in cheek still comes off arrogant, it might be the use of auto-tune that really turns this into a hip hop anthem. "Coffe, Sex & Cigarettes" took me to parody land immediately the hook is great but, unfortunately it reminds me a bit too much of "Would You Date My Avatar" a pop comedy song by the cast of The Guild. "Take Your Fuckin' Meds" starts off strong with a strong drum beat and, a beautifully laid arpeggiated synth line scattered with trance harmonies really nothing bad I can say about this song. Though still more pop than I enjoy most times all in all a flawless track. "Every Day Is One Less" feels like an homage to Savage Garden, a sullen electronic ballad flowing back and forth. "Death.Robot.Deconstruction" is the closest to older Faderhead but, still ultimately would not push me to a dance floor like some of the earlier Faderhead music.

If I were to rate this album as a pop fan it would definitely receive a solid 8.5/9 however going into this as a fan of early Faderhead this album doesn't feel like it fits into the archives. If I were to recommend this album to anyone it would be the fans of Die Antwoord, Faderhead definitely is definitely a band meant to be taken lightly, the lyrics are humorous and, do not go the way of most in the darker genres, there's no signs of a broken heart, religious guilt or, political agenda. My biggest complaint is the overuse of Auto-Tuned vocals in some of the tracks on this album, I felt Lil' Wayne was going to pop into the song at any moment (Thankfully he didn't).

I will finish this review on a high note, "Dancers" is an admittedly catchy tune, I have had it stuck in my head for a while now "Because, We're The Best Dancers!" ranks right up there with LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" or "Sexy and, I know it" it's one of those songs that finds that part of your brain that likes to loop one line over and over and, you find yourself in line at a grocery store buying toothpaste and, a plunger at 3 am and, humming the hook out loud. May 24 2013

Jeremy Atkins

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