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  • Summary: This is a reissue of the 1998 album from the alternative rock duo of Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema.
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  1. Jan 3, 2013
    100
    The production is beautifully OTT, with everything stretched and digital, zeroes and ones working binary overtime to warp some of Herrema and Hagerty's greatest anthems into robotic rock mantras. [Feb 2013, p.94]
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    100
    Fourteen years later, this reissue reveals a record so unique and ahead-of-its-time that nothing else has sounded like it since.
  3. Nov 6, 2012
    88
    This album sounds every bit as absurd, chaotic, and exhilarating as it did 14 years ago.
  4. Nov 6, 2012
    80
    The fact this lost treasure is once again widely available in any capacity is reason to celebrate.
  5. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    It was uniquely visionary--primordially rockin', yet titled defiantly at the stars. [Dec 2012, p.101]
  6. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    A deranged and thrilling experience, there's been nothing from them to touch it since. [Dec 2012, p.122]
  7. Nov 6, 2012
    60
    Accelerator is a confounding album, even a decade and a half later. It's a clear representation of what made Royal Trux so good, but you can also see the limits of their stubborn approach on this album.

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