6Twenty - The D4
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  • Summary: The New Zealand retro-rockers scored a major-label deal in the U.S. on the strength of this 2002 debut album, which received an American re-release in March 2003.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 90
    This is a superb piece of rock.
  2. It almost goes without saying that the D4 kick the Vines, Hives, and White Stripes right square in their trendy asses.
  3. A crank-it-up-Friday-night blowout that's pure exuberance. [Apr 2003, p.74]
  4. Try not to be fooled: The D4 are nowhere near the geniuses that some ecstatic critics make them out to be. However, when taken at face value, it turns out that this bunch of Kiwis are a pretty good little rock 'n' roll band.
  5. Not a hint of pretense makes even the most formulaic tunes and lyrics ("Little Baby," "Party," "Come On!") seem inspired if not quite inspirational.
  6. Minimalism can be tiring, so the group has a secret weapon: solos, of all shapes and sizes, scattered at random.
  7. Looking like Michael J. Fox clones decked out in garage rock gear, The D4 present aural amnesia with the lyrical complexity of an even less non-ironic Andrew WK.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. BuzzD
    Apr 13, 2003
    10
    This album unrelentlessly and without apologising bursts into the room like a Tsunami. There is only one purpose here "come on" "exit to the city" and "party" you "rock and roll Mother F***er". Reminds the listener that they are not dead yet from all the soft face tickling jerky bands like Oasis and Crappy Williams that have been annoying all of us since the good old days of gee I can't remember, Iggy Pop, Ramones, with a touch of the Rolling Stoners early energy. Bring It On and Party like you know you want to. Expand

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