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Elemental

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Elemental

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Mercury Records
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B

With fellow Tear for Fear Curt Smith gone solo, Roland Orzabal crafts an even more baroque pop vacuum, embellishing songs that invariably mean less than you think: ”Does your conscience always get you down?” he absently asks over a faux-groovy bass line. But the sampled guitar bursts and nifty studio tricks, like Squeeze mimicking the Beatles, keep you obediently humming while Orzabal plays teen-neuroses word games.