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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Trouble (Polydor) **
THIS is the debut album from the attention-grabbingly-named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, but to call it new would be over generous.
There’s nothing here you haven’t heard before, either from James Blake, Gorillaz, or on some generic Ministry Of Sound-style chill-out album. Fans of laid back electronic dance will no doubt love the work of TEED (real name Orlando Higginbottom), with 14 lengthy tracks covering a range of moods, but mainly focusing on inoffensive background music. Breathy autotuned vocals from TEED and a variety of others, especially on Your Love and You Need Me On My Own, and pre-programmed beats make for repetitive, ignorable, yet somehow not totally dislikeable, dance efforts.
Thankfully, the tracks all stay the on right side of Calvin Harris’ style, so while they sound similar, don’t sound exactly the same. A bland and forgettable album then, but not insulting or over-rated. Best approached with low expectations.
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