Brighton's the Go! Team show signs of evolution on album as their stylistic range broadens ever so slightly. From the outset, Rolling Blackouts provides little relief: opener ". O" announces itself with all the subtlety of an air-raid siren, as lead MC Ninja wages a losing battle against a torrential blitzkrieg of horn breaks and scratch effects. The song essentially serves the same function as the opening themes to the 80s action shows Parton was raised on: it's the Go! Team advertising itself, an instant reacquainting device to remind you of what you're tuning into. But thankfully, Parton proves much more willing to change up the script
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Brighton collective The Go! Team have always existed on their own terms. Nevertheless, the foundations for 'Rolling Blackouts' were laid as far back as 2008, Parton's synapses in overdrive while contemplating the idea of fusing together the impossible once more. Indeed, there's an element of the unlikely about pretty much everything The Go! Team put their name to, almost like a food combination of chocolate and cheese or some other unthinkable stomach churning concoction.
Rolling Blackouts is the third studio album by English band The Go! Team. It was released by Memphis Industries on 31 January 2011 in the United Kingdom and on 1 February 2011 in the United States. All tracks written by The Go! Team, except where noted.
Rolling Blackouts is still very much lots of music for lots of people, and noisy, but there’s a real fluidity to it, and that’s good: it’s great to write marching pop anthems, but it’s better to keep the march going, and for that reason the Go! Team have created a very impressive body of work. It works from top to bottom, to take songs from, and it fits the Go! Team canon with assumed confidence. If Rolling Blackouts, mixtape-gone-album extraordinaire, does nothing else for you, it’ll at least put 2011 fresh in your mind.
The group seems to have worked out the kinks on Rolling Blackouts, utilizing the opportunities of a band and full-time vocalists to expand upon their sound in a few different ways.
For the album by The Go! Team, see Rolling Blackouts. Rolling blackouts are a last-resort measure used by an electric utility company to avoid a total blackout of the power system. They are a type of demand response for a situation where the demand for electricity exceeds the power supply capability of the network. Rolling blackouts may be localised to a specific part of the electricity network or may be more widespread and affect entire countries and continents