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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
August 27th 2010



15727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i like this album well enough, but doesn't trying to sound like they come from the 1970s count as a gimmick? maybe, maybe not depending on your knowledge of Television

Digging: A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Sea When Absent

porch
August 27th 2010



8442 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, this is definitely very reminiscent of Television. I still like most of the songs here though

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 27th 2010



14983 Comments


i feel like their aim was more just to give stripped down music with as little "distractions" as possible, production and song writing wise

i guess this sounds like television? maybe? not enough to call it a gimmick, for certain.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
August 27th 2010



15727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

idk i just think they were so doing the whole 70s retro thing in sound and look at the beginning of the millenium. doesnt take away from the music but i dont consider julian casablancas the most honest, non-posturing frontman in the world

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
August 27th 2010



7019 Comments


I thought this sucked real bad

BigHans
August 30th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Im really not sure why I haven't 5'd this.

Fugue
August 30th 2010



7352 Comments


Do eet.

ShyGuy
August 31st 2010



143 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is near the top of so many decade lists (on other sites), it's ridiculous. I mean it's not THAT amazing

Fugue
August 31st 2010



7352 Comments


Honestly people could (and do, occasionally) say the same about Kid A, Funeral, Since I Left You and a host of other albums that you personally think are better. The fact is it's a damn great mainstream album and hence is adored by the (mostly mainstream) music media (compared to decidedly non-mainstream albums such as Jane Doe, The Moon Is A Dead World etc. etc.). Personally I adore it, but I can see why people would think it's overrated.

Use of the word mainstream to be taken within the context of the comment.

climactic
August 31st 2010



18313 Comments


SOMEDAAAAAAY

DiceMan
August 31st 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What have I you rated?

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2010



14983 Comments


someday and last night (even with the really similar drum beats or w/e) are soooo gooood

Fugue
August 31st 2010



7352 Comments


Someday through to Trying Your Luck is pretty much my heaven, not gonna lie.

ShyGuy
September 2nd 2010



143 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love the song Hard to Explain

"I say the right things, but act the wrong way"

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2010



7019 Comments


k i relistened this is pretty good

DiceMan
September 3rd 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

TMobotron is adopting the CTTS mentality omg faker faker he just wants to be like the rest of sputnik!

WatchItExplode
September 3rd 2010



3203 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Alone Together is just so fucking infectious with that verse riff......that and the title track are the standouts for me

DiceMan
September 3rd 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah the riffs and melodies here are almost Refused level infectious.

Works real well with alt rock.

WatchItExplode
September 3rd 2010



3203 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, definately a winning formula. Albert Hammond and the guitar work is about 3/4 of The Stokes draw if you ask me.

think maybe I should check me out some Refused Dice?

DiceMan
September 3rd 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

If you dig some hardcore stuff then yeah. Refused Are Fuckin' Dead is my favorite song by them and it's soooo contagious.



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