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  • Band members: Atsuo
  • Summary: The Japanese experimental band release their 17th studio album on the same day as their other latest album, Heavy Rocks.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. May 27, 2011
    90
    Attention Please makes them into something more profound: an often puzzling albeit enthralling and super-malleable "fuck you" to the safety of classification.
  2. 80
    Here, the band focuses on building atmosphere and creating interesting soundscapes rather than high-volume noise. This is rare: quiet Boris.
  3. Nov 22, 2011
    80
    Affirms that Boris can bench-press myriad weighty sub-genres in their sleep. [Aug. 2011, p. 92]
  4. May 25, 2011
    70
    Attention Please, with its quieter strangeness and its refusal to play down the middle where the guitar and drums will go -- in effect, its skirting around heavy music -- is a much more interesting place for the band to go.
  5. May 24, 2011
    67
    It doesn't always hold the attention that its title demands, but it makes for a sweet, icy dessert after Heavy Rocks' rib-sticking meatiness.
  6. Jun 8, 2011
    65
    It's poppy, it's quirky, but it's also shrouded in forebodingness and unease. When the group achieves that sort of balance, AttentionPlease is close to perfect. The album fails when there is too much dance, too much party.
  7. Nov 3, 2011
    50
    Attention Please offers a full-length extension of Boris' more pop-oriented material, except with petite guitarist Wata lending her narcotic coo to its shoegaze reveries ("Spoon") and cinematic passages ("See You Next Week").

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