Awoo - The Hidden Cameras
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  • Summary: This is the third studio album for the Toronto collective headed by Joel Gibb.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The band's fourth album Awoo keeps the lyrical restraint, but restores some of the energy of The Hidden Cameras' early work, in more of a rock 'n' roll vein.
  2. A guilty pleasure it may be, but when the pleasure is as intense as this, quite frankly who gives a fuck?
  3. An excellent third album. [23 Sep 2006, p.31]
  4. Rather than winning over new converts, AWOO’s main achievement might be to delineate, skilfully but inescapably, the outer boundaries of its creators’ artistic reach.
  5. Tightly controlled melodic songs reminiscent of R.E.M. or The Velvet Underground. [Oct 2006, p.120]
  6. The album is more polished and accessible than the band's previous work and other childlike plinky pop like Danielson.
  7. In the end, AWOO disappoints not on the strength of its music, which is accomplished if not particularly thrilling, but from a sense of missed potential.

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  1. calvinhobbes
    Oct 3, 2006
    9
    You will play this album for days and days. Trust me.