Album of the Week: Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors latest, self-titled LP is a brave, experimental, but enjoyable project, which merges modern pop with extravagant measures. It’s soulful, mournful, crazy, and often easy-listening in its complexity. But man, another album about a heartbreak? If they’ll keep coming this good, yes, please.

Did you ever wonder if Zayn (or Justin) would record an experimental rnb album with voice modulator, string arrangements, radical shifts of themes within songs like pop-born Tony Iommy? If yes (or if no), please, listen to Dirty Projectors’ Dirty Projectors. Every time I hear Bieber is recording a new song, I keep my fingers crossed that he’ll be brave enought to record an album like this.

David Longstreth tried to and succeeded in making an album, which is strange and experimental, while maintaining its pop music character. And he fills this artistic frame with stories about broken heart, telling you that he’s ok, but yeah, not really. Great production makes it extremely interesting every time you listen to it. Author’s imagination flows with hundreds of abstract, yet wonderfully executed ideas. Even though it’s not easy, Dirty Projectors is not tiring. Its strange ambiguity and eclectic approach makes it intriguing.

However, this ambiguity sometimes made me a little bit confused. I adore musicians’ courage to cross genres’ boundaries, but this kind of behaviour is very difficult to be executed in the way, which will leave listeners both surprised and satisfied. Well, after listening to Dirty Projectors’ latest, I was, but there also was a great bit of disorientation somewhere in between. Afterwards, it left me thinking of what could’ve been done differently. Still, it left me thinking of it, and wanting to listen to it once more.




Also worth a listen this week:

  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist
  • Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
  • Dear Reader – Day Fever
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
  • Little Big Town – The Breaker
  • Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes
  • Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now
  • Six Organs of Admittance – Burning the Threshold
  • Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
  • Thundercat – Drunk
  • Xiu Xiu – Forget

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