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Battles — La Di Da Di

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ This is one fun and energetic album to listen to (although the metal in the music’s DNA is by now very hard to grok anymore). This feels very much like a sequel to the band’s previous album “Gloss Drop”, with more emphasis on Ableton-style electronics than ever before. As always, John Stanier’s drums nail down a fierce and infectious rhythm throughout, but Ian Williams and Dave Konopka alternate fluidly between atmospherics and grooves. If there’s fault to find, it’s the sense that this is somehow an in-between transition; only time will tell where the band is headed, but it’s a gratifying ride all the same.