Beta Love - Ra Ra Riot
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Jan 25, 2013
    90
    Ultimately though, whether robotic or human, binary or organic, it is Ra Ra Riot's gift for addictive, romantic songcraft that gives Beta Love its heart.
  2. 70
    None of the tracks break four minutes. Yet there are clear moments of self-reflexivity that make the new direction an easy adjustment.
  3. Jan 23, 2013
    70
    Ra Ra Riot's third LP, Beta Love, is a lot like a colorful box of candy--a bright and infectious collection of songs that hooks you on first taste.
  4. Jan 22, 2013
    50
    Despite the experimentation, most of the album sounds as brittle as a demo.
  5. Jan 25, 2013
    50
    Racing through 11 disjointed songs in 30 minutes flat, Ra Ra Riot never give their material a chance to breathe. Instead, we're left with somewhat impressive ideas, squandered with impressive vigor.
  6. Jan 22, 2013
    42
    It tries so hard to please that it becomes perversely repellant.
  7. Jan 22, 2013
    30
    The band's decision to eschew their trademark orchestration in favour of a more synth-driven sound was, sadly, a mistake.

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