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Django Django

Django Django

Django Django

This four-piece who met in Edinburgh but currently reside in East London, release their debut album of psychedelic art pop

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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Surely this debut won't be topped in 2012
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  2. 9.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Everything combines to enrich, enliven and add texture to the band’s wild aesthetic, which is unlike anything else you’re going to experience this year
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  3. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    A cohesive set of experimental music that is colourful, hot and spicy. An extravagant affair of light and ambient energy
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  4. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    They’re taking everything they have at their disposal and mixing it all together, creating something undeniably unique and fantastic
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  5. 9.0 |   AltSounds

    Django Django have made one of the best records of the year and in the process redefined what indie means
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  6. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    I just hope this gets the recognition it deserves, and it doesn’t end up in the ‘forgotten albums of 2012’ bin
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Bristles with ideas that could lead to some truly remarkable music later on
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  8. 8.0 |   The Fly

    Smart guys, smart record
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  9. 8.0 |

    With their debut, Django Django have seamlessly stepped into the position once occupied by The Beta Band
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  10. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    This quartet boast the organic qualities of Steve Mason, the Beta Band or the Phantom Band
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  11. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    This is one of the year’s freshest, brightest and most inventive debuts
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A strange, unfathomable record that begs for many more plays
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  13. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Fresh, inventive and likely to be one of the more promising releases of 2012
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  14. 8.0 |   Q

    An album that's consistently mind-melting and often brilliant. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   Mojo

    They sound gloriously, unpredictably new, but they also recall past bands and sounds gone. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   BBC

    A proposition to confound expectations of what an ‘indie’ band should be
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  17. 8.0 |   NME

    It's an album characterised by its sharp stylistic swerves, but never feels jumbled or incoherent
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  18. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Django Django's best trick is underpinning the folkie melodies with assertive beats and basslines
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  19. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    As with many debut full-lengths, there is several years’ worth of experimentation and evolution on display
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  20. 7.7 |   The AU Review

    The London quartet take a fresh approach that’s hard to define. Essentially we’re talking live instrumentation with electronic artefacts sprinkled into the mix
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  21. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Boundlessly imaginative, considered complexity
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  22. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Despite the wildly ambitious flourishes, it’s Django Django’s sense of restraint that allows the album to channel not just the sound of The Beta Band, but charm as well
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  23. 7.0 |   All Music

    While it doesn't quite live up to their early hype, it's still an encouraging first offering, suggesting that they might do with album number two
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  24. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The Djangos are minimalists, working in the lineage of Stereolab, krautrock and the softly alien sounds of Brian Eno
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  25. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Their creativity merits praise, and the end result has much to offer
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  26. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Django Django are at their best when their sounds are at their gnarliest
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  27. 7.0 |   DIY

    The debut every band should make. Filled with enough “WTF!?” moments, the former art school student’s debut is interesting as the band themselves
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  28. 7.0 |   Bowlegs

    Darn catchy
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  29. 6.0 |   The Observer

    After a while the band's mannerisms – stylised vocals, cut-up rhythms, outer-space sound effects – begin to overflow and you fear they have become trapped in their own ingenuity
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  30. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Shows a pleasing sense of ambition in its 2012 mod-psych explorations
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  31. 4.0 |   Blurt

    A lot of the Scottish quartet's self-titled debut album is frustratingly sketchy
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