10th Avenue Freakout

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  • Summary: Andrew Broder's third Fog album reprises the song "Hummer" from a recent EP of the same name, and adds 12 new tracks. It's both more vocal-oriented and (at times) more electronic than earlier efforts.
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  1. Imagine cLOUDDEAD jamming with Wilco, with David Lynch producing, and you're only halfway there. [#257, p.70]
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    A wonderful, fascinating record. [May 2005, p.85]
  3. Easily the most adventurous work in the Fog catalog yet.
  4. Occasionally, you might wish for a more generous-sounding lead vocal or concise song structure, but 10th Avenue Freakout is populated with stimulating, rather than easily accessible, music.
  5. Where there was previously a plethora of cuts, glitches, and turntable sounds, there are now indie pop hooks with an underlying aesthetic of experimentation.
  6. When it all gels, you can forgive the occasional bout of navel-gazing self-indulgence. [Jun 2005, p.120]
  7. The musical missteps wouldn’t be so bad if Broder’s voice didn’t often betray him.

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  1. BrentS
    Apr 28, 2005
    10
    my favorite fog album/my favorite album this year so far
  2. thomast
    May 9, 2005
    10
    this album rocks my box. the reviews have been mixed - shit. don't believe everything you read. it's good stuff! give it a listen. this album rocks my box. the reviews have been mixed - shit. don't believe everything you read. it's good stuff! give it a listen. you'll be happy you did. i was. Expand