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  • Summary: Picking up on the sounds of late 70s / early 80s post-punk and no-wave, this all-female Bay Area quartet drew positive notices for their debut 'Other Animals' and now return with a sophomore LP two years later.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 91
    They clearly prize improvisation and spontaneity; the songs always sound like they were written this morning, refined over lunch, and recorded in time for happy hour. [Jan 2004, p.103]
  2. Stands as a monument to punk rock action at its most intelligent. [#236, p.60]
  3. At Crystal Palace's compressed complexity makes it a more consistent album, as well as proof that the band shows no signs of slowing down or mellowing out anytime soon.
  4. EE utterly destroy the music that inspired them as surely as they reinvent it from top to bottom.
  5. 70
    Urgent, atonal post-punk. [Nov 2003, p.113]
  6. There's not passion, or spite, or fever, or anything exactly. I'm not sure what to feel when listening to it.
  7. 40
    They're a little short on the kind of tunefulness necessary to make these chorus-less songs stand out. [Dec 2003, p.112]

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  1. lareine
    Nov 19, 2003
    9
    wicked good!!!