Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2011 Ratings: #35 / 922
Year End Rank: #30
User Score
Based on 118 ratings
2011 Ratings: #46
May 10, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Here they weave together sounds into a seamless patchwork, rich in layers and excitement.

85
Pitchfork

It's a tighter and more focused record that pares back the band's habit for noisy embellishment and psychic jewelry to reveal taught rhythms and catchy hooks.

80
Drowned in Sound

It’s challenging yet fairly catchy beneath all the layering. It’s abstract vocally yet painfully direct musically.

80
Consequence of Sound

With repeat spins, it gradually morphs into its true nature of earworm irresistibility.

80
No Ripcord

An album that plays like a voyage or single composition, taking twists and turns within gloriously maze-like arrangements.

Doofy
68
Exotic instrumentation and heady tropical atmospheres make for a transportive vibe.

The song writing and wandering arrangements didn’t always hit home - they mostly made me realise just how focused other artists working with similar sounds like Animal Collective and Fever Ray are.
chutbarn
100
I find it hard to explain why I think this is the best neo-psych record of the decade, but all I know is that it gives me that fuzzy feeling of excitement that all experimental music should. The production is lush, the songs are killer and it’s aged fantastically.
holsgr
77
( ☆☆☆½ ) — highly recommended
MinatoArisato
65
This is bold and experimental as hell but something about all the complex layers just don't resonate for me at least not always. I can appreciate the artistry here but it's just not for me.

Best Track: Romance Layers
Worst Track: Infinity I
TheInspiration
85
Gang Gang Dance? More like Dance Dance Dance am I right?
Ok that was a terrible joke but seriously this album just fills me with an urge to dance. Great stuff. Especially on summer nights.

Highlights: Glass Jar, Chinese High, MindKilla, Romance Layers
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Track List

  1. Glass Jar 
  2. ∞ 
  3. Adult Goth 
  4. Chinese High 
  5. MindKilla 
  6. ∞ ∞ 
  7. Romance Layers
  8. Sacer 
  9. ∞ ∞ ∞ 
  10. Thru and Thru
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