“Get Older”
Dan Deacon
Carpark Records

1 out of 5 Stars

After an in-your-face debut that giddily pushed the limits of campy funhouse electronica, Dan Deacon has pushed too hard. “Get Older” starts off with all the promising symptoms of an Atari-on-acid head trip: AOL dial-up tones, a tom-battering drumbeat and ADD xylophone buffeting, all synced together in perfect rhythmic concord. But the head trip soon rots to a headache as the same overzealous samples loop incessantly for six migraine-inducing minutes without any sense of attack or release. If Deacon’s going to continue building his career upon jokey electronica, he’d better come up with material that’s actually funny. Because this isn’t.

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