Dirty Projectors   Rise Above
3.4 Release Date: 2007
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4.0 excellentTheAlmightyBungler | July 27th 10

an incredibly awkward, out-of-left-field cover album that manages to still work out greatly in the end. This album isn't for the hardcore Black Flag fans out there; it's for the Dirty Projectors fans who, like myself and Dave Longstreth, haven't listened to Damaged in a long-ass time.

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4.0 excellentZach Katonik | December 20th 09

This is the work of a genius encompassed in talent. The flailing patterns of riffs form unique songs that you don't hear these days too often. At times the lead vocals from Dave become wearisome, but after realizing his innovative style is actually a breath fresh of air, it starts to make sense. The songbirds- Amber and Angel add beauty to the songs with their 'hocketing' and harmonies. Rise Above is an abnormal treat.

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0.0 goodnightsong | October 30th 09

I despise this record like poison. It reeks of pretentiousness. I first heard the title track when I watched a live video of them performing it and it left such a bad taste in my mouth. This pretentious, effeminate hipster completely over-singing...with two vacant female hipster sidekicks harmonizing - then, to find out it was Black Flag's "Rise Above" that they were covering....yikes.

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4.0 excellentAggravatedYeti | February 21st 08

What could have easily been a bullshit phone it, comes out breathing new life into a classic. Though not really too similar to Black Flag's 'Damaged', save lyrical similarities, 'Rise Above' is still, a faithful re imagination of the hardcore classic. The Projector's Dave Longstreth wails and quivers his way around 'Rise Above', and at first, it's his off putting voice that is the albums biggest detractor. The tripled choir of female voices that join Longstreth's particular croon is nothing but a delightful break and really a fantastic contrast. Its in this that the Projector's really sell 'Rise Above', amongst it's awry guitar twangs and walls of distortion, a certain balance and groove is found in the vocals. The brash, almost annoying voice of Longstreth is compliment by the softer choir of women and in turn his voice really becomes quite beautiful. 'What I See', 'No More', 'Depression', 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' are standouts on a fantastic retread.

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4.0 excellentwindmill | December 8th 14
4.5 superbsje45 | August 4th 14
4.5 superbAcefire | August 4th 14
3.0 goodJordanOk | July 1st 14
3.5 greatmodulor | May 18th 14
4.0 excellentW. Israel Rosen | September 19th 13
3.0 goodPatrick Lyndsey | August 30th 13
5.0 classicsemoss50 | June 17th 13
4.0 excellentgagenbickler | April 5th 13
2.5 averageOddball464 | March 29th 13
4.0 excellentsamtopia | March 23rd 13
2.5 averageAdamMontanari | February 19th 13
3.5 greatMatski | January 23rd 13
4.0 excellenttrevorpost | December 27th 12
5.0 classicJacob Hampton | July 15th 12
4.0 excellentSwayzeFaced | July 14th 12
2.0 poorblaisetheslayer | July 11th 12
3.0 goodthesystemisdown | July 4th 12
3.5 greatJThack4 | June 22nd 12
3.5 greatMrLizzad | May 28th 12
4.0 excellentbrandondittman | April 21st 12
3.0 goodTunnelBlankets | April 12th 12
4.5 superbLittleSampson | March 10th 12
3.5 greattaftie12 | December 17th 11
3.5 great4Train | November 27th 11
4.0 excellentzhensley14 | November 22nd 11
2.0 poorYotimi | September 28th 11
4.0 excellent2plus2equals5 | May 11th 11
3.5 greatdarnielle | May 6th 11
3.0 goodPierre Hysterical | March 10th 11
3.5 greatconfusionisben | February 14th 11
3.0 goodAndrew Kaster | January 15th 11
3.0 goodVenusInFlares93 | January 6th 11
3.5 greatHunted By a Freak | November 6th 10
2.5 averageumbrellashop | September 14th 10
4.0 excellentfauxpunk | June 12th 10
3.5 greatoffsciencehill | May 20th 10
3.5 greatGhostechoes | April 6th 10
4.0 excellentMungo | February 10th 10
3.0 goodThomas R. | January 30th 10
3.5 greatsylvainmustach | January 29th 10
1.0 awfulKadir Ari | January 5th 10
3.0 goodMagnumExplosionRally | November 9th 09
3.0 goodAlex Harris | November 6th 09
5.0 classicoknightmare | October 26th 09
3.0 goodcodygeronimo | September 5th 09
4.0 excellentEthan | August 10th 09
4.0 excellentExcessive | July 25th 09
3.5 greatgasmaskman | June 27th 09
3.0 goodthejared | June 20th 09
2.5 averageiranskramz | June 15th 09
3.0 goodRyan Flatley EMERITUS | May 26th 09
3.5 greatAlex Silveri EMERITUS | May 3rd 09
2.5 averageGortholomew Sombodom | July 29th 08
4.0 excellentnerdbound | April 13th 08
2.0 poorDsRaMoS | April 11th 08
3.0 goodnatey | April 1st 08
3.5 greatchrishartle | March 18th 08
2.5 averagexakaxunknownx | March 2nd 08
1.0 awfulLet's Chop Cats! | January 24th 08
3.5 greatelgaberino | January 4th 08
3.0 goodNick Butler EMERITUS | December 17th 07
3.5 greatNick Greer EMERITUS | December 16th 07
1.0 awfuljbarrett21 | December 9th 07
5.0 classicFrunobulax | September 18th 07

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