Some years back, James Ford and Jas Shaw made two albums of dreamy Britpop in the group Simian. And despite their second act as a dance-oriented production unit, a twee undercurrent still runs through this debut album. Former Simian singer Simon Lord offers an operatic slice of electro-house balladry on “I Believe,” and the Go! Team’s Ninja adds giddy vocals to the Technotronic-influenced “It’s the Beat.” Simian Mobile Disco could be hokey, if they didn’t swerve so smoothly from the Detroit-style techno of “Wooden” and the block-rockin’ breaks of “Tits and Acid.” The duo’s effortless ability to plunder electronic genres without losing their own identity makes Attack consistently fresh.
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