Electric Six - Zodiac
Rock, Pop Electric Six made an epic big bang with their 2003 release 'Fire' with hits like "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar", but the album overall was infested with great tracks and is overall very underestimated. They have made a couple of releases after that, but I feel that they did not manage to come up to the same level as their predecessor. Tyler Spencer aka Dick Valentine also had a Metropolis Records released side project called Evil Cowards (reviewed on Brutal Resonance) where the first half of the album was pure genius and the second half a bit meh, still longing for the follow-up on that one by the way.

But now, let's talk about the new 2010 release 'Zodiac'. I would like to start with to say that this is probably one of their best albums, perhaps not in the levels of 'Fire', but sure enough one strong silver place. With their smart lyrics, amazing talent to combine many influences into something that actually make sense, or rather not make sense sometimes, but in a good way, they have put together a really great album.

My favourite tracks are "American Cheese", "Cluserfuck!" with the great use of auto tune (yes, it's possible), "Doom and Gloom and Doom And Gloom", disco pop tune "Jam it in the Hole" (very much Evil Cowards feeling on that one), "Love Song For My Self" and "The Rubberband Man".

So, everyone, do what the Rubberband Man say and go buy this album, or it will be a lot of Doom and Gloom, perhaps even some more Doom and Gloom.
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Electric Six - Zodiac

8.0
"Great"
Spotify
Released 2010 by Metropolis Records
Electric Six made an epic big bang with their 2003 release 'Fire' with hits like "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar", but the album overall was infested with great tracks and is overall very underestimated. They have made a couple of releases after that, but I feel that they did not manage to come up to the same level as their predecessor. Tyler Spencer aka Dick Valentine also had a Metropolis Records released side project called Evil Cowards (reviewed on Brutal Resonance) where the first half of the album was pure genius and the second half a bit meh, still longing for the follow-up on that one by the way.

But now, let's talk about the new 2010 release 'Zodiac'. I would like to start with to say that this is probably one of their best albums, perhaps not in the levels of 'Fire', but sure enough one strong silver place. With their smart lyrics, amazing talent to combine many influences into something that actually make sense, or rather not make sense sometimes, but in a good way, they have put together a really great album.

My favourite tracks are "American Cheese", "Cluserfuck!" with the great use of auto tune (yes, it's possible), "Doom and Gloom and Doom And Gloom", disco pop tune "Jam it in the Hole" (very much Evil Cowards feeling on that one), "Love Song For My Self" and "The Rubberband Man".

So, everyone, do what the Rubberband Man say and go buy this album, or it will be a lot of Doom and Gloom, perhaps even some more Doom and Gloom.
Oct 07 2010

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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