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  • Summary: The seventh album for the British rockers includes appearances by Jools Holland and Paul Weller.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 70
    There's a confident, liberated spirit at play. [May 2005, p.95]
  2. A mature testimony to their endurance. [#9]
  3. 60
    Ocean Colour Scene return to remind us that no one loves the mid-'60s beat boom more than they do. [May 2005, p.103]
  4. While they offer few surprises on Hyperactive, they also offer no embarassments, and it's likely that any fan still faithfully buying records nearly a decade after Moseley Shoals will enjoy this record.
  5. I've rooted for these guys because they nearly achieve that fine mix between tackiness and genius perfected by bands like T. Rex and the Darkness. Unfortunately, I can only give them points for effort.
  6. Sound[s] pretty much the same as they did a decade ago. [19 Mar 2005, p.59]
  7. The basic problem with A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad is that it has a tendency to fuzz that fine line between inspiration and imitation.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. chrism
    Aug 1, 2005
    10
    Great album if only more people bothered to buy it rather then asking wether they were still around.
  2. DavidF
    Aug 8, 2005
    10
    Sound[s] pretty much as good as they did a decade ago
  3. JohnA
    Sep 14, 2005
    10
    Great album, 13 wonderful tracks, all different.
  4. DEANP
    Jul 15, 2005
    8
    good album, on a par with NAD as their best since marchin already. Gods world and have you got the right are up there with their best work.