Axes - Electrelane
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  • Summary: The Brighton, England band re-teams with producer Steve Albini, but downplays the vocals of prior outing 'The Power Out' in favor of a mainly instrumental approach similar to that of their debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Electrelane could do with tightening their concentration spans, but everything else is just fine and dandy thank you. [7 May 2005, p.66]
  2. Axes works as an hour-long piece of tension, dread, and release, with little room for interpretation, demanding to be listened to as a whole.
  3. While it feels like they're still finding their way and discovering what they're capable of, it's clear there's potential for greatness and longevity.
  4. Sometimes their creativity leads them astray into territory that should best be kept in the art room, but otherwise Axes is a delicious listen.
  5. 70
    The band sometimes flails ineffectually, but more often it stays streamlined and urgent. [Jun 2005, p.109]
  6. 70
    Axes comes off as a spikier, more experimental Stereolab or a more adept Raincoats. [#68, p.91]
  7. There's little here that lingers. [Jun 2005, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6