tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

26/11/2014 : ROYKSOPP - The Inevitable End

ROYKSOPP

The Inevitable End

MusicCD
Dance

[70/100]   

Dog Triumph
26/11/2014, Paul PLEDGER

Whatever happened to Norway's glacial electro-popsters? In debut-album Melody AM, they had a pension for life yet chucked the winning template of smooth, cool and memorable rave-lite anthems out of the plane window in favour of writing club-anthems that weren't.

 

Follow-up The Misunderstanding had a few moments, while Junior and Senior had too much filler to be really considered for album-of-the-year lists. So to The Inevitable End, supposedly the duo's last album as Royksopp. Rather than re-invent the wheel, the pair have enlisted guest vocalists Robyn, Jamie Irrepressible and Ryan James aka Man Without Country to provide lyrical support to a mix of top-notch electronica and unimpressive meanderings. Admittedly, Sordid Affair is more in-keeping with all that's great about Royksopp - a chilly-disco pounder that relies on subtlety rather than the ham-fisted beats found on Monument. Save Me with Susanne Sundfor is also sweetly sung and boasts a killer chorus yet the singer's other contribution Running To The Sea is like a gopping Eurovision techno joke that has backfired badly. The Inevitable End is less poppy than its two predecessors but no less listenable - the final pair of songs are mournful epics that round off Royksopp's album career in style.

 

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews

Paul PLEDGER
26/11/2014


Music reviews

10
05
TERMINAL SERIOUS
Fear And Cufre
09
05
NEL & JP
Desinterersse
07
05
DARKEST NIGHT 2024
30
04
ATTRITION
The Black Maria
26
04
HYBRYDS
Mythopia, the sequel
25
04
PROJECT PITCHFORK
Elysium

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

27
05
TRAGIC VISIONS Confronts Mental Health Struggles With First New Album In 15 Years
26
05
Happy birthday Wayne Hussey!
24
05
50 years Of Diamond Dogs!
23
05
38 years of 'Let Your Body Learn' by Nitzer Ebb!
22
05
43 years Spellbound!
19
05
46 of The Man-Machine!

Concert reviews

15
04
FAD GADGET
***FLASHBACK REVIEW***The Return of FAD GADGET (15.04.2001)***FLASHBACK REVIEW***
16
11
DREADFOOL - EUFORIC EXISTENCE - EULFI
ELECTRO au BNR
09
09
ENZO KREFT - DARK MINIMAL PROJECT - CAUSENATION
@B52 Music Club Eernegem
23
08
AMPHI FESTIVAL 2023
A second opinion...
18
06
ERATO - BLACK SNOW IN SUMMER
Black Planet Fest - @ B 52 Music Club Eernegem - friday 19th of may
18
06
KORINTHIANS, NEL & JP, NONA PROBLEMO
@Charlatan Ghent - 25 mei 2023

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

29
05
LIVERNOIS
An Interview With Industrial Band, Livernois
27
05
AUSGANG
“This crushing, slamming, heavy strife …” It is 1982. In and around Birmingham a band arises from the ashes of various Post-Punk acts.
11
05
XTR HUMAN
An Interview With Electro-Industrial Artist, XTR Human
09
05
THE RED MOON MACABRE
Resurrected after 32 years in 2021, now very active again. Interview with Renzo Tellez, founder of the classic Goth Rock band ‘The Red Moon Macabre’.
06
05
NOW AFTER NOTHING
An Interview With Darkwave Band, NOW AFTER NOTHING

PHOTOS

26
05
DER W STEFAN WEIDNER
Christuskirche Bochum
20
05
MONO INC
Christuskirche Bochum
14
05
CHRISTIAN DEATH
Rockpalast Bochum Matrix
16
04
PROJECT PITCHFORK
Kulttempel Oberhausen
16
04
NICHTS
Christuskirche Bochum
15
04
FAD GADGET (15.04.2001)***FLASHBACK REPORT***
Elektrofest 15/04/2001, Mean Fiddler, London
14
04
OTTO VON SCHIRACH
Magasin4 Anderlecht

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

29
05
VOITH
Kraftwerk (Roboterkönige)
28
05
DIE ANTWOORD
I FINK U FREEKY
27
05
MIDAS FALL
Glue
26
05
NEW ORDER
Blue Monday
25
05
ANIMAUX ANIME
Power
24
05
BEBORN BETON
Last Day On Earth
23
05
SRSQ
Permission