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Clair De Lune - Assisted Living

  by Benjamin Howarth

published: 24 / 2 / 2007



Clair De Lune - Assisted Living
Label: Deep Elm
Format: CD

intro

Bland second album from initally promising hardcore punks Clair de Lune


What has happened to Deep Elm recently? They used to be one of my favourite labels, but either my tastes have dramatically changed, or they’ve just got rather rubbish? Or both? 'Marionettes', Claire De Lune’s debut album was a raucous and distinctive piano punk album. I really liked it, and gave it a favourable review. Now they are a totally bland ‘post-hardcore’ band and sound almost exactly the same as all the other bands in the genre. There is nothing about this record that makes me want to play it again, and I doubt I ever will. If the music industry wants to wonder why it isn’t always profitable, it need only look at bands like this who filter out all their distinctive elements in order to fit into the prevailing mood of the day. About a million bands could have made this album, and several thousand at least already have. Avoid.



Track Listing:-
1 Killjoy
2 Checkers
3 Airplanes
4 Assisted Living
5 Black Heart Charades
6 Catapults
7 I'm A People Person
8 Winning Over Grief And Sorrow
9 Xxxx
10 This City Is A Model, But We Are Not Model Citizens
11 Criminal
12 Shadow Companion (Digital Bonus Track)



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