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 Dane Wilson

mood swings (The Radio Dept.)

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The Radio Dept.
Clinging to a Scheme (Labrador)

Poetic
More of the same, but I like it. Melancholy, or something like it. Drifting, floating, tumbling down the side of a cold mountain into a warm ocean. In slow motion. A voice from the deep. Droplets of rain sending me to sleep. More of the same, but I love it.

PR one sheet
‘You Stopped Making Sense’ is the closing track on The Radio Dept.’s slightly more upbeat third album, Clinging to a Scheme. At three minutes and 55 seconds long, it’s a little longer than the Swedish shoegazers’ other songs, but it rounds out their latest album in style.

Technical
A bare, distorted synth and the hiss of electronic drums are met by several bass and piano synths and a stray guitar. Vocals drenched in reverb join the fray, punctuated by drawn-out one-note synths. Simple acoustic drums pop up, buried in the same shimmery mix of digital manipulation.

Dialogue
“What did you think of the last track?”
“What’s it called?”
“’Stop Making Sense’, I think.”
“Oh, yeah that one’s okay.”
“Just okay?”
“Yeah. ‘Heaven On Fire’ is pretty awesome.”
“Yeah, totally. You should give the last track a listen though, it’s really good.”
“Yeah, will do.”

Bitter
Here we go, more dreary bullshit. This guy needs to cheer up, for everyone’s sake. Sounds like they’re in a school hall. Leave the reverb alone, miserable Swedish bastards. Just because you’re Swedish doesn’t mean you can have terrible English lyrics. I better turn this off before I fall asleep.

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