This Is the Computers

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
It's not a surprise that U.K. act the Computers ended up getting produced by John Reis on their 2011 album; if Jack White ended up with more of the fame, the Swami record boss has carved out his own place when it comes to playing, producing, and releasing thrashy and engagingly trashy rock & roll. So it's little further surprise that This Is the Computers sounds good enough on the one hand, but on the other, it's a bit of an on-off effort by the band, initially an example of sudden moments almost working more than the songs. Clocking in at 11 songs in 25 minutes, it's certainly an admirable example of brevity in action, and whether you want to talk the Ramones, Wire, ...
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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
It's not a surprise that U.K. act the Computers ended up getting produced by John Reis on their 2011 album; if Jack White ended up with more of the fame, the Swami record boss has carved out his own place when it comes to playing, producing, and releasing thrashy and engagingly trashy rock & roll. So it's little further surprise that This Is the Computers sounds good enough on the one hand, but on the other, it's a bit of an on-off effort by the band, initially an example of sudden moments almost working more than the songs. Clocking in at 11 songs in 25 minutes, it's certainly an admirable example of brevity in action, and whether you want to talk the Ramones, Wire, the Minutemen, or someone else, it's not like that approach hasn't served well before. Thus, when the backing vocals kick in on "Blood Is Thicker," it's welcoming by contrast, especially since the basic template tends to wear itself out a bit. Everything from the hints of math rock on "Cinco de Mayo" to the fake ending on "Where Do I Fit In?" is a treat, but all these moments surround a core that, while agreeably loud and revved-up, just doesn't have a compelling edge of collapsing mania to it, feeling pro forma when it could have summoned up the spirits. It's notable that the first time the band sounds fully engaged is on "Rhythm Revue," also the first open bit of retro
ockabilly kick on the album. It's almost as if the arrangement had to be fun for the band to have fun in turn, and from that point forward, things feel a bit looser and more engaging on songs like "Group Identity" and "I've Got What It Takes." So whether it's the sequencing or trusting certain instincts is unclear, but possibly their next album will allow for a more balanced listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • UPC: 020286156048
  • Catalog Number: 1095
  • Sales rank: 301,822

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Computers Primary Artist
Aidan Sin Drums, Group Member
Nic Heron Bass, Group Member
Sonny Crawford Guitar, Group Member
Screaming Al Kershaw Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ben Moore Engineer
John Reis Producer
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