|Beirut March of the Zapotec/Holland
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|4.5 superb||sinceubeengone | April 1st 09|
I can't believe Lewis gave this a 1.5! "No Dice" makes me sweat.
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|3.5 great||Patrick Armstrong | August 29th 13|
The first disc is status quo for Beirut, at a consistent level of quality but never particularly interesting. The second disc is awesome though; the electronica really adds a nice touch to Zach Condon's usual flair.
|4.0 excellent||Snoogitov | March 15th 12|
Beirut can never really hold my attention, so March of the Zapotec being as short as it is allows me to appreciate everything he's doing without losing focus. Holland is more my speed - My Wife Lost in the Wild shatters my comically large glasses.
|0.0 ||For Meatplow | December 20th 10|
This would be so much better if this was only "March of the Zapotec." Beirut needs to leave the terrible bedroom synthpop at home and stay with them hornnnssss.
|3.5 great||sexualsoybean | January 19th 10|
Sort of an EP and sort of not. Its really a split EP featuring 2 different bands. The first half, March of the Zapotec is pretty much what weve heard before from previous albums albeit not quite as good. However the second half featuring The Real People Holland Is outstanding. It shows Zach expanding on his established sound, using synth and electronics to drive some of the quicker tempo songs. Very promising stuff.
|3.0 good||Dan Keyes | December 5th 09|
This EP seems to be the tale of two discs. While March of the Zapotec doesn't come close to living up to the expectations set by Gulag Orkestar or The Flying Club Cup, the Realpeople Holland portion (Condon's electronic side-project) does a remarkable job innovating on Beirut's classic sound. Tracks like "Venice" and "No Dice" capitalize on the haunting vocal melodies Beirut fans know and love, but wonderfully introduce electronic beats that give the music an entirely new feel. Luckily, the captivating second half of the album fully compensates for the stale and unimpressive first half.
|4.5 superb||BlackMarketReview | March 24th 09|
SOUNDS LIKE MEXICAN MUSIC BEING MADE BY ACTUALLY MEXICANS THE SOUND IS VERY AUTHENTIC, THIS KID IS SIMPLY AMAZING.
|4.5 superb||krka | March 5th 14|
|4.5 superb||vi | August 30th 13|
|4.0 excellent||DBrown | August 21st 13|
|4.0 excellent||gp0942 | January 30th 13|
|4.5 superb||64bytes | September 20th 12|
|4.0 excellent||gvogel | December 31st 11|
|3.0 good||Rowdy | November 9th 11|
|3.5 great||Dionni | February 6th 11|
|2.0 poor||doqtor | January 8th 11|
|3.0 good||geno | March 18th 10|
|4.5 superb||Fapper | October 28th 09|
|3.0 good||Downes | September 27th 09|
|3.0 good||Jansen | September 19th 09|
|2.0 poor||Skyler | August 15th 09|
|3.0 good||JoRos | August 7th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Anfal | May 13th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Ardghal | April 17th 09|
|4.0 excellent||natey | April 16th 09|
|3.5 great||Donkey | April 7th 09|
|2.5 average||lewser | March 29th 09|
|2.5 average||Tater | March 1st 09|
|3.0 good||alex | March 1st 09|
|3.5 great||slan | February 18th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Adam | February 13th 09|
|3.5 great||Kiran EMERITUS | January 28th 09|
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