"The World of Faderhead"
Faderhead are back with their 5th studio album entitled “The World of Faderhead” the album quintessentially depicts the life and times of the band. The album is packed with club hits from opening track “A fist full of fuck you” right through to “I got my bass back” it has Faderhead’s trademark sound all over it with its electro bleeps, pounding bass lines and manipulated vocals this is album that will take no prisoners.
However, there are some moments where it loses its strength, the outrageous, rap like lyrics of “Swedish models and cocaine” will send you into fits of giggles but and what you’ve actually got is a great sounding track. “Inside of me” is a slow burner, which almost collapses the mood of the album; Sami’s voice drones on and just loses the vibe somewhat a disappointment as this is proving to be strong album in most parts.
The rest of the tracks continue to surprise, “I’m not a robot” is a brilliant example of this, touching towards the emotional side of Sami, this is another infectious club track that is guaranteed to get the floor filled. With its highly melodic electo chorus, ebm samples and beats, this will surely be a crowd pleaser. Another would have to be “Sick City” a fuzz synth beat leads into Sami’s echoed vocals and into another club electro stomp by far the two strongest songs on the album.
“I got my bass back” is a mainly instrumental piece with male/female repetitive vocals which is highly charged with synth, electro hooks and driving beats. This will be a high contender for any DJ’s set list.
This is a good album, and if you like Faderhead you will love it, if you are like me and can’t understand what the fuss is about then I’d say give this a try. Get past the pomposity of the lyrics and you might find yourself listening to this more and more, I am. Overall a more mature album by ways of its sound if not its lyrical content, still good fun and great to dance to. Faderhead we salute you!