El Doom & The Born Electric

El Doom & The Born Electric

by Brice Ezell

18 April 2012

 
cover art

El Doom & The Born Electric

El Doom & The Born Electric

(Rune Grammofon)
US: 27 Mar 2012
UK: 12 Mar 2012

It’s not often one gets a chance to review an album with a song entitled “Subtle as a Shithouse”, but from the moment I saw that on the track list of El Doom & The Born Electric’s self-titled debut, I knew I was going to be in for an interesting ride. Sadly, however, by the time the album’s had concluded, I was surprisingly underwhelmed. Sure, all the musicians are technically impressive, but none of these seven songs manage to rise above the level of jam fare. The band is at least honest about its straightforward prog intentions, but that doesn’t make it any more interesting. In their own parlance, this record is “Subtle as a Shithouse”.

El Doom & The Born Electric

Rating:

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Call for Music Writers... Hip-Hop, Soul, Electronic, Rock, Indie, Americana, Jazz, World and More

// Announcements

"PopMatters is looking for smart music writers. We're looking for talented writers with deep genre knowledge of music and its present and…

READ the article