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Album Review: Electric Six - Zodiac (Too Many Robots)
Excruciating, laboured panto-rock with lyrics that might as well have been scooped up by a diarrhea-stricken chimpanzee and flung at the microphone
they’re hardly courting fresh respect by going Godspeed. “I’ll make my living in American cheese”, yowls Pr… sorry Dick Valentine, and so it transpires: resembling nothing so much as an unfunny South Park or Tenacious D album, ‘Zodiac’ is excruciating, laboured panto-rock with lyrics that might as well have been scooped up by a diarrhea-stricken chimpanzee and flung at the microphone: check out the grotesque mentions of “druid fluid” amid the AC/DC awfulness of – oh lord – ‘Clusterfuck!’. Actually, don’t; ES think they’re masters of all genres, but instead they’re just crass pastiche – of MOR rock, R&B, Stax, prog metal, disco and Pink Floyd’s ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ by turns – and we’re only a bad perm away from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. Which sign is it? Cancer.
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