Although the band has maintained underground status following the success of their debut album Fire in 2003, the Electric Six have remained heavily active, releasing one new album every year since 2005. On their eighth studio album Heartbeats & Brainwaves, the Six tread familiar ground: the ever-eccentric Dick Valentine spouting out tongue-in-cheek lyrics effusing innuendo that is sometimes subtle and other times hilariously blunt as the band kicks through its refined brand of pop-infused dance rock.
Though one may fear that the band is simply going through the motions of their resolute formula this late in their career, tunes like French Bacon, Food Dog and Bleed for the Artist indicate that the Six have a lot of life left in them as they still prove entertaining and infectious without sounding overly repetitious or tiresome. If you are a fan, Heartbeats & Brainwaves will definitely put a smile on your face. If you didn’t like them before, the album won’t sway your opinion either way.
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(Originally posted on TattooHodgePodge.com in Dec. 2011)
Review Copy Info: A copy of this album was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purposes of this review.
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