Ok actual gonna-be-big record time. This hotly tipped million piece have already released two stellar singles and proved that not everything on Jools Holland is the worst music to blight humanity but now it's time to drop the big one. We are expecting multi-layered technicolour pop with nods to the Avalanches, Beck and Devo. Hopes is high.
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It's a hard job but someone has to do it. I'm trying my utmost not to be annoyed by Superorganism. Visually a band seemingly created from some kind of cross breed of Vice magazine and the new Guardian Guide (2018's answer to Look In). Their music can be utterly brilliant though as single 'Something in Your M.I.N.D' proved yet on this freezing cold day they are severely testing my patience. It's not how they sound now that is bothering me, it's that in about three years after a lacklustre second album I'm going to severely regret giving this the time of day.
Theirs is a hand-picked sound that appears as if a focus group was set up to combine the best bits of cool, quirky indie. Imagine crossing Beat Happening with Beck, the Go Team and the Avalanches and you are somewhere close. There's some great pop nous here 'Reflections on the Screen' is just super and better for the fact that the spliced samples are dialled down somewhat. Then why does the following track 'SPRORGNSM' infuriate me so? Because it's rubbish that's why. Sounds like the Gorillaz crossed with Bis stuffed full to the kills of irritating samples and vocal that suggests Kimya Dawson has joined a teen choir.
They can't get enough of the surfy Beck-like guitars that they stuff onto each track which can give a samey feeling at times and I come to the conclusion that the album length release may not be Superorganism's forte. They are best observed as a short sharp shock. Who remembers what Bananarama albums were like but their singles were memorable and Superorganism are on the same tack. There's some good moments here of warped summer pop that will sound great pumping out of 6 music on a sunny day but taken in one massive gulp it's almost overbearing.
9/10 Jackie 15th March 2018
i love this cd, it makes me happy.,,,,,,,,,,,,, i purchased it as i had a ticket to see them in London.
8/10 Stuart 15th March 2018
Bought this based on seeing them on Jools's show on the Idiot Lantern. 180g vinyl in a (to be confirmed) glow in the dark cover. The production (wanky hifi nut klaxon) is superb and the tracks are difficult to define in any normal musical genre sense, at least for an old man like me (caveat for the whole review: I'm 50). Diverse reactions from the rest of my family from "how come you're listening to this (teenage daughter)" to "what are you listening to (wife)". I've only listened through twice so far but it is still on the turntable and will get a few more goes, for my two peneth it's jolly good, there was no jolly good option so I gave it a very good.
4/10 kristofer coleman 10th March 2018
I'm afraid I have to agree with 'el clinto' on this one.in fact I'd probably take it even further and say I can't stand this album.to be fair I usually take anything 'ec' says with a pinch of salt.the man has high standards and that serves Normans well,and furthermore I respect that,but some things are very hard to defend, especially if they get alot of hype as superorganism have (notice I didn't even capitalise the 's' there).
Just quirky but not in a good way.samples galore,again,not in a good way.
FSOL have samples coming out of their bottoms but these are sound farts that none of us can take issue with,well at least not me.
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