5-Step Guide To Knowing If ‘It Band’ Disclosure Is For You

Senior Pop Culture Editor
06.11.13 2 Comments

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British electronic act Disclosure is all the rage right now. The duo, made up of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, has received plaudits from critics and fans, with some going so far as to call their debut, Settle, one of the best first albums in recent memory. We also really enjoy Disclosure, but are they for you? Here’s a simple, helpful guide.

Do you like to dance?

If yes, then proceed.

If no, then please leave.

When dancing, do you want to feel like you’re surrounded by warm beats, not the harshness of dubstep?

If yes, then proceed.

If no, please leave and listen to Skrillex.

Do you enjoy the irresistible cocktail of house music and garage, with catchy pop hooks to grab hold of?

If yes, then proceed.

If no, then please leave.

Do any of these artists mean anything to you — Sam Smith, AlunaGeorge, Ed Macfarlane, Eliza Doolittle, Jamie Woon, and Jessie Ware — and if so, do you think it’s important that that many guest stars, especially on a debut, is typically worrisome but Disclosure makes work by playing to their strengths?

If yes, then proceed.

If no, then please leave.

So, in summary, are you looking for a smart, rhythmic, lively, accessible dance album that eschews many of EDM’s worst tendencies that appeal to frat bros, and while Settle may not end up being considered an important album, it’s a tight subgenre-spanning summary of what dance sounds like 2013?

If yes, then Settle is for you.

If no, then…I dunno, listen to Elliott Smith some more?

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