Release Date: Sep 21, 2004
Record label: Mute
Opening with the hackneyed "life is cruel and then you die" offers little hope that Client's City is going to hold much appeal to all those who don't get the whole business suit/latex glove stance of the group -- or get it but think it's tired. Good news is Client tries harder by pulling back on City, and anyone with an electro-'80s fetish is going to find plenty to drool over. The icy and tawdry tunes are tempered with Yaz-esque sereneness, "One Day at a Time" and "The Chill of October" being the pleasant and grand respites of the album.