Handily surpassing anything the Rapture released prior, "House of Jealous Lovers" is the band's most furious, controlled, danceable song yet. Retaining the usual guitar mangle and jerky post-punk drive, the scratch-and-scream battering is bolstered significantly by the DFA (James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy), a production squad who helps add vroom to what would've merely been a screech minus their help. (Primal Scream's rumbling, chugging "Blood Money," which also featured the DFA's handiwork, is an apt comparison.) Morgan Geist's dub/disco version adjusts the arrangement, wipes off the cat-strangle vocals, hones in on the beefy bassline, and adds complementary keyboard vamps, handclaps, and horn blurts from James Duncan. The result isn't too far from a cross between Dinosaur L's "Go Bang" and Public Image Ltd.'s "Careering." "Silent Morning," the B-side, is a spacy, oddball number with lots of jingling and moaning.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman