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Mr Dynamite

Creep Show

Mr Dynamite

Debut collaboration between John Grant, Wrangler's Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter and Benge

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  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    At the heart of Creep Show’s singular aesthetic is the contrast between Grant’s upholstered croon and Mallinder’s more fragmentary vocals
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  2. 8.0 |   Mixmag

    Beware – Creep Show aim to tease and seduce, with the dark, incendiary electronica of ‘Mr Dynamite’ harking back to the anything-goes post-punk aesthetic of the late 70s
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The real highlight is Tokyo Metro, which feels like a subway system based counterpart to Kraftwerk‘s Autobahn
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Mr Dynamite combines something genuinely sinister with a sense of fun, and far from being a whimsical side project for its members, it can be regarded as a landmark release for all of them
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    John Grant embarks on deliciously dark electro team-up. Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Mr. Dynamite's expansive instrumental interludes sometimes disrupt the pacing and punch of the record, defying coherence, but this never seems like anything less than deliberate mischief
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  7. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    However innovatively Creep Show have crafted their debut album, at the end of a bizarre ride it is a comforting reminder that some serious musical faculty resides at the bottom of the chaos
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    Given its experimental origins, Mr. Dynamite is a little scattered, but Creep Show's sophisticated mischief is so entertaining that it's a pleasure to hear each unexpected turn they take
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  9. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Though Mr Dynamite probably won’t get dance floors popping off, it’s still a solid showcase of Grant and co’s oddball eclecticism
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  10. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Such is the fascinating, erratic and boisterous aura around John Grant, the album is at its strongest when his presence is felt, even if lyrics are not always easy to comprehend
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  11. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Ominous, inventive and funny
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