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Mixed feelings for Remixes

The Faint is one of the best electronic bands to come along since Add N to (X), combining the risks of experimental acts within a tight melodic and rhythmic framework. Their darkness is far more sophisticated, both lyrically and musically, than critics’ half-baked comparisons to ’80’s acts like Depeche Mode and the Human League give them credit for.

Two years after the release of their inspired synth-pop assault, Danse Macabre, Omaha’s electronic prodigies The Faint have joined forces with indie/dance label Astralwerks to subject the album to the remix efforts of their peers.

Their deft composition and invincible hooks elevated Macabre and the preceding Blank-wave Arcade to feats of pop heroism, but it presents a problem on their latest release, Danse Macabre Remixes.

Remixes is certainly an intriguing concept. By surrendering the texture and punkish urgency of the Danse tracks in favor of techno beats, the artists on Remixes sometimes lapse into generic clich

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