Fool

The Fool

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by Warpaint
     
 

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On The Fool, Warpaint sound surprisingly delicate, given their combative name. The L.A. group's first full-length picks up where their debut EP Exquisite Corpse left off, serving up darkly feminine songs with instinctive structures that call to mind the explorations of Rings and

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On The Fool, Warpaint sound surprisingly delicate, given their combative name. The L.A. group's first full-length picks up where their debut EP Exquisite Corpse left off, serving up darkly feminine songs with instinctive structures that call to mind the explorations of Rings and Telepathe. The Fool's songs are so impressionistic that it's easy to hear why some have called them dream pop or shoegaze, but Warpaint's sound isn't so easily classified. Some songs resemble icy post-punk experiments, but cooing vocals add a push-pull quality that's more intriguing than either element on its own. A flower child witchiness seeps into every track, most strikingly on "Majesty," which begins as an eerie lament and then ignites into a lysergic jam complete with interstellar Rhodes keyboards and electro-toms. The album's more melodic songs reveal that Warpaint fares better as an experimental indie pop band than as an avant-garde band with hints of pop. They sound confident and engaged on "Undertow," a beguiling song so subtle that it lives up to its name, while the sweet-yet-ominous folk balladry of "Shadows" and "Baby" suits the band's vocals perfectly.

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Release Date:
10/25/2010
Label:
Rough Trade Us
UPC:
0883870058025
catalogNumber:
580
Rank:
16790

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The Fool 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Darin14 More than 1 year ago
The CD is excellent. Barnes and Noble is not. Do not order this CD if you want prompt shipment. Barnes and Noble did not ship this CD for 6 days despite promising shipment within 24 hours. Less than 24 hours after ordering, I received an e-mail claiming that my order was scheduled to ship. But, two days after ordering, I received another e-mail citing "unexpected delay" but no promise about an exact ship date. Customer service ignored my request to cancel the order so that I could order it from another online retailer. After a second letter to customer service complaining about the delay in shipment, the order was shipped. But customer service would not respond to any of my queries. My guess is that most CDs with smaller sales figures, like Gayngs, are not actually in stock. If Barnes & Noble treats you like they did me, you will have a long delay in shipment & customer service will refuse to process your order cancellation.