All Around - Oranges Band
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  • Summary: The indie-rock combo led by Roman Kuebler (whose resume includes a stint as the touring bassist for Spoon) makes their full-length debut with this 12-track effort.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The triple-guitar front splits the difference between New Zealand new-wave sparkle and classic Detroit hard rock, with Virat Shukla dropping some impressive precision-strike leads.
  2. 83
    Always charmingly dour and deathlessly romantic. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  3. 80
    All Around is an up-beat look at all that garage rock can be, reminding the listener why garage rock is supposed to be fun.
  4. Comprised of a dozen songs grounded in jangling guitars and edgy vocal stylings, All Around is a unique mix of pop-rock explorations and eclectic musical influences; a welcome respite from the formulaic approach many new bands opt to employ.
  5. All Around doesn't take you anywhere, but it does make where you are a little bit brighter. [Aug 2003, p.105]
  6. Unfortunately, the Oranges Band can't sustain their head of steam during All Around's second half.