A.R.E. Weapons - A.R.E. Weapons
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut for the somewhat intimidating New York trio, who are frequently compared to Suicide.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 90
    This is the album of the year.
  2. Mostly, this stuff is great for a few cheap laughs. [4 Apr 2003, p.101]
  3. 80
    The album doesn't just bludgeon. There is an attention to detail, an appreciation of dynamics at work. [May 2003, p.108]
  4. A.R.E. Weapons is one of the most interesting records ever to use disco electrobeats and synth washes for rock'n'roll effect.
  5. 60
    The music is sexy in the dirtiest possible way, which makes up for the band's stoopid posing. [May 2003, p.114]
  6. 50
    More style than substance. [#104, p.95]
  7. At best, this record is Suicide resurrected as a novelty act; at worst it could pass for an extreme deodorant commercial with swearing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Life
    Jan 11, 2005
    10
    was meant to be awesome.
  2. slockdown
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    in 15 years all the naysayers will be scrambling to say they loved them back in the day...
  3. celiaw
    Dec 21, 2004
    10
    Awesome, every track is great to listen to.
  4. JackD
    Aug 2, 2003
    9
    Critics should be contained to picking zits and puss from their arse. If an album is good to listen to, it does't matter a F_ who the artists are, who they copied, or the relivence of the lyrics etc. Expand
  5. richardp
    Sep 30, 2004
    9
    Fukin awsome! An I dont now nothin about the hype.
  6. seand
    Jul 29, 2007
    5
    pretty bad but some good stuff
  7. JonH
    Jun 7, 2004
    0
    very very forgetable.

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