The facts that Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian isn't on the new album and David Longstreth continues to use the name Dirty Projectors on this album makes me sad. This could have be a great solo album, and in a way it is. However, I miss the Dirty Projectors that they built up over the twelve years together. The new album is good, but it feels too empty. Sad... Swing Lo Magellan and Mount Wittenberg Orca with Björk are still my favorite albums.
not to discredit your emotional and valid reaction, but dirty projectors actually existed before amber and angel! their early albums were weird/cool david longstreth projects that are worth checking out. that said, i agree that it's a bit sad not hearing amber or angel's vocals on the new album, since they defined the past few albums
I know that. However, there is a big a difference between what Dirty Projectors was before, and what it became. And for me, Dirty Projectors was at there best between 2005 and 2012. It's just an opinion.
Great production. Not with same passion as once Amber was in the band, and not easy to listen at first but it grows on you. High and low pitched vocals perfectly show how Dave feels. And yeah, spare us from 'I miss the old DP' etc, etc.
Definitely borrowing a lot from 22 A Million with 'Up In Hudson's' production. Vocals only make it worse too. Thankfully the last two minutes keep this single afloat. http://dozensofdonuts.blogspot.com/2017/01/loosies-of-week-jan-13-19.html