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  • Summary: This self-titled effort marks the full-length debut for the Brooklyn-based shoegazers.
Score distribution:
  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
    A debut of undeniable quality. [Oct 2004, p.106]
  4. 74
    Sound[s] like a poppy hodgepodge of My Bloody Valentine, Elliott Smith and Sonic Youth. [#9, p.106]
  5. Boy do they give good ocean of sound. [19 Mar 2005, p.59]
  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: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. TyG
    Apr 9, 2004
    10
    Brilliant muscianship and an excellent understanding for the craft of a solid song
  2. Aug 17, 2014
    10
    it's like a time machine. I'm 32 now and I don't know how it feels or how I supposed to feel if I lived in early 70's or so, but when I'm listening to this amazing record I'm closing my eyes and I can see some paralell universe of those years. It's incredible. One song softly flows to another anod each of them is cmpletly different with it's own mood but in the end every track fits perfectly to complete puzzle. After listening to whole album there is a undescribable feeling - it's haunting and disturbing you soul so much. So talanted band, so beautiful songs. I wish these guys would get back together. Expand
  3. John
    Aug 18, 2004
    10
    I just LOOVE this cd! I really think these guys will be big, and big as in people who like intelligent music will like it, I love this album because it has a real heart, and they have a lot of passion and style. Every time I hear "Stay Where You Are" I almost get misty-eyed because the song is just SO beautiful! Expand
  4. BillyS
    Apr 14, 2005
    10
    Beautiful thoughts on a CD!
  5. justiny
    Apr 2, 2006
    10
    best album ever!
  6. TomaszS
    Jul 23, 2005
    9
    for those who like John Lennon would be a great surprise
  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 heard and creates a terrific best of collection on ambulance ltd. Expand

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