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  • Summary: The Detroit-based electronica duo of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller (who also run the Ersatz Audio label) have gained a great deal of acclaim for their early singles and work with other artists. Here, on their full-length debut, they offer 10 brand-new tracks. (Yes, the period at the end of their name is necessary.) Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    Adult. have fully realized their vision with a sound that's more alive and panoramic. [#104, p.95]
  2. Twitchy, insistent and more kinetic than a dancefloor covered with electric eels, Anxiety Always should establish Adult. as the anti-Fischerspooner -- an '80s-inflected duo whose garish stylistic flourishes are far outweighed by their extensive resonant merits.
  3. 75
    Hipster-mocking songs like "Turn Your Back" aren't as funny as the scene they want to outsmart. [May 2003, p.116]
  4. Anxiety Always shows Miller and Kuperus trying a lot of new ideas and singing with much more range and emotion.
  5. 70
    Like the most effective camp, the line between what's intentionally and accidentally embarrassing is utterly ambiguous. [#58, p.82]
  6. 60
    Adult. deserve respect if only for making an almost overwhelmingly vicious album that succeeds on its own unreasonable terms. [May 2003, p.102]

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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