Anxiety Always Image
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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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  1. grants
    Sep 9, 2003
    10
    10+
  2. ValerieS
    May 15, 2005
    10
    Great Album!!! I love the voice
  3. PaulScottodiP
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    Buy it, no comment...
  4. JonH
    Mar 12, 2004
    10
    Lies and Elegance walking arm in arm! Feverish vocals laced with the divine decadence of an original sound.
  5. momonroe
    Mar 22, 2004
    9
    this album is the fuckin shit.

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