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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. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. Imagine cLOUDDEAD jamming with Wilco, with David Lynch producing, and you're only halfway there. [#257, p.70]
  2. 80
    [Broder's] bodged tracks are the equivalent of Napoleon Dynamite's hybrid animal, the "liger", with beats that kick like a flogged mule. [Jun 2005, p.114]
  3. 80
    By the time the album ends in a full-on industrial free-jazz freakout you'll either be totally lost or suspecting this man might be a genius. [Jun 2005, p.97]
  4. Where there was previously a plethora of cuts, glitches, and turntable sounds, there are now indie pop hooks with an underlying aesthetic of experimentation.
  5. 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.
  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. Positive: 2 out of 2
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