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9.7

Die! Die! Die!
Promises Promises

Album of the year. Those four words are probably the most troublesome of all the holy phrases that can be uttered on 'the internet'. It's also something which, although not safe to utter anytime before August, seems fitting around this time of the year when web boffins are starting to make all sorts of 'best of' lists and clogging up the internet with their feelings towards the music that the year has offered.

Die! Die! Die! have developed into the band that we always wanted them to. The album highlights their natural progression to a fuller and more well-thought out new-age punk sound. Every song is brilliant - instantly distinct and showcasing a band that is making the effort to move forward.

Musically the band have perfected their already explosive sound but at the same time kept every song within arms reach and under control. While their first full length was a fuzzy fury of raw kicks and scratches Promises Promises is a more direct firm punch to the forehead. Andrew Wilson's voice sounds incredibly fresh and every word is delivered with the angst and emotion that it warrants.

This is the closest we have ever come to giving an album a perfect ten rating. Our reluctance is only due to fact we see the Dunedin trio releasing a whole load more material in the future and we need to leave ourselves some room to move. That said, this is hands down the best record you will hear this year. It's delayed release date of early next year for all colonies outside of New Zealand means that we can already pencil it in as the best album of 2008 as well. Yes, it really is that good.

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Comments

Sean

i thought you'd bust out the 10.0

1 decade ago

monachilada

are we really that predictable?

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

in a recent survey
folks said they liked the fact that we were so very 'passionate'

1 decade ago

cheap sunday

i like it very much also.... omg blinding is amazing.
see youse at talons eh!

1 decade ago

monachilada

omg omg omg!

1 decade ago

Sean

i still need to hear this.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

http://www.smokecds.com/cd/42513?osCsid=entktej96o4pdi5u833ph0v7f6

or wait til february.. (sorry speak n spell peeeple)

1 decade ago

Sean

BUMP

FINALLY bought this today. It is really really really really good.

(Also finally got the mess hall record and my first ever nick cave album! a very aussie/nz music day.)

1 decade ago

monachilada

i find it hard to believe this album is only just getting released now.
i probably shouldnt go into a discussion of how we got it so early, should i jonny?
anyway. its definately an awesome times 57 album. for sheezy.

1 decade ago

Jonny Yes Yes

i actually got this legit when we reviewed it..
ordered in from nz via smoke cd's... paid about $32.
everyone should i have done the same.. they continually seem to have large gaps between the NZ release and their Australia one.. not just DDD but a lot of great NZ bands who have separate deals...
speaking of which .. Surf City's EP comes out here next Saturday via Pop Frenzy.

1 decade ago

Aaaaaaaaaron

I think this album deserved a 9.8

1 decade ago

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