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  • Summary: This self-titled effort marks the full-length debut for the Brooklyn-based shoegazers.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. There is a certain magic at work here, one you don’t hear often, and one that belongs to true artists alone.
  2. This alluring debut is hard to shake off. [24 Dec 2004, p.69]
  3. 80
    Ambulance Ltd have good ears and an even better imagination: They run their influences through a filter of solid gold. [Apr 2004, p.126]
  4. 74
    Sound[s] like a poppy hodgepodge of My Bloody Valentine, Elliott Smith and Sonic Youth. [#9, p.106]
  5. They have a brilliant gift for Lennon-style pop melody that makes their spaciest riffs go down like a spoonful of hash-laced honey. [13 May 2004, p.73]
  6. The production's sanitary feel plays a large role in the album's conservative nature, as it scrubs away any potential raucousness.
  7. The group creates an ornately atmospheric resonance throughout Ambulance Ltd., but their light-weight compositions place the album at serious risk of floating away.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. taylorf
    Apr 27, 2004
    10
    brilliant
  2. Apr 3, 2015
    10
    Eleven years later, I only regret that they didn't release anything else. It is amazing, subtle and smart. Every, guitar, bass line and drumsEleven years later, I only regret that they didn't release anything else. It is amazing, subtle and smart. Every, guitar, bass line and drums are perfectly arranged and brilliantly mixed with the voice, that only leaves you wanting for more. Expand
  3. krysten
    Oct 12, 2004
    10
    It's a gem of a record
  4. ChristianC
    May 22, 2005
    10
    all tracks are great and the lyrics are both melodic and comparable to most people's situations.
  5. Sean
    Apr 27, 2006
    10
    Totally awesome debut. This definitely makes me regain a little bit of faith in the dying music scene
  6. chrisg
    Aug 23, 2005
    9
    one of the best debuts ive heard in a LONG LONG time... infectious, smart, eclectic and wiry... this IS pop
  7. pablog
    Apr 6, 2004
    8
    Pure pop for now people. You'll be singing along in no time. Ambulance borrows freely from every pop new wave band you've ever Pure pop for now people. You'll be singing along in no time. Ambulance borrows freely from every pop new wave band you've ever heard and creates a terrific best of collection on ambulance ltd. Expand

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