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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. May 23, 2013
    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
  2. May 25, 2013
    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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