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Dangerous Dreams by Moving Units

Moving Units

Dangerous Dreams

Release Date: Oct 12, 2004

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Palm Pictures


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Album Review: Dangerous Dreams by Moving Units

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AllMusic - 50
Based on rating 5/10

Dangerous Dreams' mix of uptight rhythms, angular guitars, and shouty, faux-Brit vocals doesn't invoke nostalgia for late '70s and early '80s, when groups like A Certain Ratio and Liquid Liquid first got the bright idea to crossbreed punk and disco; it makes the listener yearn for the late '90s and early 2000s, when more inspired bands were borrowing from the style's pioneers. Moving Units haven't really moved forward since the release of their self-titled EP in late 2002, and the fact that it took them two years to follow that up with Dangerous Dreams only adds to the perception that they're also-rans. On the album's best moments, the band comes off as a dance-punk Menswear: though they're followers of fashion rather than innovators, they have a way of distilling everything fun and slightly ridiculous about the genre into edgy pop that's pretty catchy and doesn't aim for much more.

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