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Dido
Album: Mute Math: Reset EP
Street Date: September 28, 2004
Length: 30:39
Rating: 3.5
Reviewed by: Kevin

1. Control - It aims for the pop music level, and hits it dead on! The song takes influence from a U2 style and put it into a synth rock sound. Best song on the album right off the bat.

2. Peculiar People - Lyrics originated from Isaiah 40:31 wrapped in a reggae sound. "We can fly with the wings of eagles"

3. OK - A very slow tempo song, quite beautiful. The Christian message in the lyrics is undeniable.

4. Reset - The title track for the album is completely instrumental. It's over 5 minutes long but does not bore you one bit. I could easily imagine hearing a vocal track on here, so in some ways I'm surprised they didn't, but at the same time, that's what makes it unique.

5. Plan B - An electronica track with a high level of energy. It'll keep you moving through the entire span of the song.

6. Progress - Something you might expect from a midtempo David Gray song. "Every moment in time is just an answer to find what you're here for."

7. Afterward - This serves as more of an extended outro to "Progress", and is also completely instrumental.

Overall:
The band may take getting some getting used to, but if you enjoy more than what mainstream radio throws at you, I think you will enjoy it. We are served a mix of synth and rock which in some ways reminds me of the way Incubus mixes styles. This one short EP spans pop, reggae, adult contemporary, instrumental, electronica, & british pop. In that showcase everyone can find something they will like.

A full length album is expected in early 2006. As intense as this short EP is, I can hardly wrap my mind around what they might have instore for a full length release.

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