Despite its traditional approach to an indie sphere of sound as a whole, Dancing is Depressing is very modern, and pop lingered at the same time. With some ironic lyrics, that play with the ordinary challenges and idiosyncrasies of everyday life, this is the perfect album for an indie audience, that fully formed all the correct substances of the genre. Not only this is the proper way to make and deliver music, but all the right influences are correctly inserted, and diluted at the pace of their own style.
Although the basic principles that forms the axis of their songs seems a little formulaic at first, Dancing is Depressing already sounds daring and original at the very first hearing. In what concerns its melancholy, the depressing layers of everyday life, and everything that is commonly related to indie music, all the beautiful qualities are rightly placed, highlighted by a modest intensity that sounds so natural, that you will feel instantly crushed when listening to this album. Of course, if you like the genre, in the first place. Nonetheless, this work, being as much as depressing as can be uplifting – fulfilled with very delicate and sometimes very discreet contrasts –, has the ability to captivate a much larger audience, outside the sphere of indie rock.
A very good album, calm, melancholic and poetic, exceedingly rooted in the most ordinary aspects of life, Dancing is depressing intrigued me very much, for its gentle aspect, captivating melodies, delicate nuances and simplicity. And deserves to be regarded as a masterpiece, no doubt about that.