August 26, 2008

The Faint – Fasciinatiion (2008)

Let me preface this review by saying that I was a massive Faint fan from about the time Blank-Wave Arcade was released in 1999 to the Danse Macabre Remixes release in 2003. During that time I attended a number of Faint concerts and used songs off of Blank-Wave & Danse Macabre as the centerpieces of all good dance parties, but then my approbation dissipated and I tuned out… so much so that 2004’s Wet From Birth was hardly a blip on my radar. Fasciinatiion, however, has revitalized my affinity. The dance-dance electro-pop beats and voice effects of “The Geeks Were Right” brought back found memories of 4AM dance-offs and concert pre-parties. “Mirror Error,” “Forever Growing Centipedes,” and “Get Seduced” all carry the electro-pop, head-nodding drive that induced my initial affair with The Faint back in the late 90s and early 00s. Although this album has a few of those “experimental” moments that I could do without, overall this album is an excellent effort to break a four-year hiatus.


sandenuts said...

Thanks again for your clubbin beats Nightrain, I will let you know how it goes over on the Thursday night dance alot crowd. Also, you already know my feelings on The Faint, did some someone say Glass Danse?

Nightrain said...

Hellzzz yeah.