Electrelane
No Shouts, No Calls

Too Pure
2007
A-
Reviewed by: Nick Southall
Reviewed on: 2007-04-30



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Posted 05/02/2007 - 04:51:54 AM by meatbreak:
 Best album of their career? Really? They were essential from the moment Rock It To The Moon was released. I was surprised by how good Axes was after the pretty but ineffective Power Out. This has more of the great RITTM elements that Power Out, but I think it lacks the deviance and darkness of Axes, so I can't help but feel somwehat underwhelmed by it.

Great band though, absolutely.
 
Posted 05/02/2007 - 01:37:59 PM by NickSouthall:
 As well as better tunes than before (though that's subjective - but so is everything else) this has more direction than Axes, but also, most importantly, I think there's a really warm emotional pull and uplift to this that's almost entirely new for them, and I find it wonderful.
 
Posted 05/07/2007 - 07:45:01 PM by Richie_A:
 It's a very solid set of songs, probably the most consistent thing they've done, but like Meatbreak there I can't help feeling that it's a little bit lacking in 'edginess'.. they seem to have settled into a comfortable sound since The Power Out, would've liked to see them stretch their borders a little more on this.
 
Posted 05/09/2007 - 07:32:09 PM by Hryggo:
 While I wouldn't go so far as to say that this album is the best of their career (The Power Out blew me away when I first heard it), I will agree that this is a fantastic album from an even more fantastic group. Plus, Saturday is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard this year.
 
Posted 05/25/2007 - 11:02:31 AM by J_R_K_:
 this band is so boring live.