Dead Can Dance   Spleen and Ideal
3.9 Ranking: #32 for 1986
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4.0 excellentJethro | September 15th 08

This album is much more accessible than the first one. It still sounds
a bit punk/alternative. Keep on mind that Brendan Perry's roots are around
punk music, as you can detect in their songs. The band had developped their
sound and identity with this album. Here is where they introduced their
'medieval' style, and it's a good thing.

Highlights for me are 'Mesmerism',
'Advent ' and ' Avatar'. However, the best way to start with DCD is 'Aion'.
It's by far their best effort and it's easy to get into. Followed by 'Into
The Labyrinth' and of course, the stunning live one 'Toward The Within'.
Gorgeous music. Enjoy.


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5.0 classicSlowlyFallingAwake | December 1st 12

This album, rather than a listen, would be most accurately defined as an experience. From the word go, the listener is plunged into a bleak, aberrant, macabre world in which Dead Can Dance pull the strings. You feel powerless, but that very powerlessness is addictive, seeing as the waves of ghastly feelings wash over you, cleansing you of earthly chains. In fact, a comparison with BDSM would be justifiable: indulging in pain and darkness that, upon listening, you make your own.rIn terms of technique, the album makes use of a surprising combination of medieval chants (which they repeat on later albums) and new-wave like drumbeats. Notable also are Lisa Gerrard's both angelic and haunting notes, which will stay with you long after having the listen.

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3.5 greatOminousHaiku | November 22nd 13
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