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  • Summary: Beta Band founder Gordon Anderson (also of Lone Pigeon) reunites with most of his former bandmates for this new, equally quirky project.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. One of the freshest, funkiest, tragic and joyous albums in recent times.
  2. The Aliens' album often has the wide-eyed beauty of Brian Wilson or Jonathan Richman. [Apr 2007, p.120]
  3. What is certain is "Astronomy For Dogs" is a magic-dusted delight and that Anderson is a wizard and a true star.
  4. 70
    Seldom do aural hallucinations feel this triumphant--or this real. [Jul 2007, p.92]
  5. Some of the tracks will endure, but as a whole the album’s timelessness is limited by its own camp posturing. Still, it’s quite a fun ride. [#17, p.82]
  6. Astronomy sometimes sounds like a British invasion LP given the remaster and remix treatment: dance-ready, fit for a plush couch and extra-plush headspace, and oddly misfiled in time.
  7. Disappointing, frustrating and exhausting, 'Astronomy For Dogs' finds a band trying too hard to cram too much into one sitting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. nobbyburton
    Mar 23, 2007
    10
    wonderful!
  2. May 23, 2013
    10
    Sick album. So much melody, so much heart. Every track is unique and builds and builds to a crescendo. A very uplifting album actually. One of my favourites. Beautiful vocal harmonies too. A real passion for music being displayed here. Expand
  3. jamiem
    Mar 29, 2007
    10
    a masterwork
  4. DanielD
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    G - R - E - A - T
  5. ToddC
    Jul 15, 2007
    10
    Brilliant. Best of 2007!!!
  6. ChinoP.
    May 29, 2007
    9
    Excellent album! One of the best I heard in the year so far. I really don't understand why some "critics" rate it so low.
  7. May 25, 2013
    5
    This album doesn't have anything special, easy songs, easy music, easy vocals. They are just a band like thousands in the world. Someone can explain to me how this album could be ranked with a 10?? Expand

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