Keep You Close

Album Review of Keep You Close by dEUS.

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Keep You Close


Keep You Close by dEUS

Release Date: Oct 3, 2011
Record label: Pias Recordings
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Neo-Prog

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Keep You Close - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Mention the name dEUS and it's difficult to erase the chorus of 'Little Arithmetics'; undoubtedly their piece de resistance despite the 15 year age gap; from memory. Of course the dEUS that recorded their unofficial signature tune back then are only representative of 2/5 of the personnel that stand before us today. However, despite the twentieth anniversary of the band's existence, Keep You Close, their first long player since 2008's Vantage Point is timeless collage of pristine, deftly engineered orchestral pop that sounds of its time yet accessible to any fan of dEUS's output past or present.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

More cinematic, melodic, and mellow than their usual experimental indie pop output, Keep You Close is the sixth studio album from one of Belgium's biggest musical exports, dEUS. Compared to the likes of Elbow, Tindersticks, and Broadcast, the follow-up to 2008's Vantage Point features the single "Constant Now" and two tracks featuring guest vocals from former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli ("Twice [We Survive]," "Dark Sets In"). .

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