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Sound Kapital

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When I Get Back
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Damage
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Bury Me Standing
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Memories of the Future
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Serve the People
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What About Us?
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Repatriated
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Cheap Music
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No Feelings
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 40:29

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HecklerSpray

The weakest of the Handsome Furs albums, which stinks, because I really liked the first two and was looking forward to this one. The lack of guitars hurt and Boeckner's vocals, one of my favorites of contemporary artists, just isn't enough to make up for their absence. "Damage" and "Cheap Music" come the closest to being worthy of the previous albums, but if this is the direction this band is taking, I've got to hope that Wolf Parade doesn't go back to calling it quits.

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If you like 80's synth music, you'll like this.

djMagicFinger

When I played this for my wife the first time she thought I had pulled something from my 80's collection! This is a really cool flowing album, especially knowing that there was a lot of inspiration drawn from their eastern travels before recording this. These songs will get stuck in your head in no time and they are deep enough to have you discovering something new everytime you hear it. Great album overall, well done!

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Handsome Furs serve the people!

Bengt

Excellent electronic music with a soul. My highlights include Repatriated, No Feelings (love the sonic breakdown), and Serve the People, a protest song for the ages (which could be the anthem for Arab Spring).

They Say All Music Guide

First off, the full-frontal shot of a naked woman on the cover of Handsome Furs’ debut album, Sound Kapital, hardly reflects their music. In fact, it might be a way of overcompensating for a more traditional record. For this one, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and his wife, Alexei Perry, put down the guitars to craft songs entirely out of keyboards and drum machines, and this smoothed-out synth pop approach puts them in the same wheelhouse as mainstream acts like Phoenix and Hot Chip, which doesn’t entirely suit them. The lack of guitars is the biggest change of pace from Plague Park or Face Control, but also, where the last was set in a post-Soviet Russian landscape, Sound Kapital was inspired by the last two years of traveling Asia. Aspects of J-pop and K-pop seem to have permeated their mindset, since, as an electronic duo, everything is light, peppy, straight-ahead, and modern-sounding, often to the point of sounding inhuman. As Boeckner repeats the words “I have no feelings” in the last song, he seems to be driving home a point. Prior Handsome Furs outings had a lot more emotion behind them. – Jason Lymangrover

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