Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
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Based on 18 reviews
2008 Ratings: #35 / 735
Year End Rank: #16
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Based on 50 ratings
2008 Ratings: #26
October 20, 2008 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

Gang Gang Dance's third album, God's Money, remains a revelation three years after its release. Pouring the muffled art-beats of 2004's Revival of the Shittest and the extended space-jams of 2004's Gang Gang Dance into structured songs, the record was starry and dreamy, yet also taut and focused. It made evident what was implicit from the start-- that these four hyperactive talents with underground pedigrees (see the Cranium, SSAB Songs, Angelblood, et. al.) could funnel their ideas into melodic pop without diluting them.

Universe555
64
It takes a lot musically to keep my interest, and when it got to the sweet core of the album, it was nice. However, I didn't care much for the beginning nor the end of the album.
CheapandLethal
85
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EMR
62
Gang Gand Dance's sophomore record shows the band improving on their already weird and deceptive aesthetics, even though the group goes for a more accessible sound at times here. Saint Dymphna may appear to be a very messy and unfocused listen on the surface, but Gang Gang Dance show that this multi-faceted nature is part of their essence and artistic indentity. The sometimes noisy and caothic electronic landscapes blend incredibly well with the more psychedelic and even danceable cuts, and ... read more
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Track List

 

  1. Bebey 
  2. First Communion 
  3. Blue Nile 
  4. Vaccum 
  5. Princes 
  6. Inners Pace 
  7. Afoot 
  8. House Jam 
  9. Interlude (No Known Home) 
  10. Desert Storm 
  11. Dust

 

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