Supercreep's (a.k.a. Jodi Delli Santi) self-titled
album is everything a sub-par electronica effort should be: danceable
and dull, sensuous and silly, polished and predictable. The moniker
itself prevents listeners from taking this artist seriously. We already
have Supertramp, Supergrass and Superdrag. Great
bands, great names. Supercreep may have sounded hip back in 1983 when
it rolled off Deborah Foreman's "Valley Girl" tongue.
But in 2005 it sounds damned foolish; as if choosing the right person
to randomly draw this name out of a hat was the only thought put into
In light of that, be prepared for the drugged-up electrofright orchestras
of "Mushroom Cloud." Try your best to bear with the pseudo-philosophical
drudge of "Evolution" and "Time." And if you're
really bored, fast-forward to the half-assed resolve of "In the
There are times when we should rejoice in the more egalitarian
direction the music industry has recently taken. When we should
bookmark all possible Purevolume-ish sites to the "My Favorites"
tab. Supercreep's latest album is, however, not one of those occasions.
2. Mushroom Cloud
3. One Day
5. Soft Summer Breakdown
6. The Kids
9. Fire Escapes
10. The Haze
12. In the Dust
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