Brain Thrust Mastery - We Are Scientists
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  • Summary: The California-based indie rock band, which has had more luck in the UK, releases its latest album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Brain Thrust Mastery wouldn't exist without the '80s, but We Are Scientists offer up more than just retro-rock, even when they get as danceable as The Killers.
  2. While such eclecticism usually plays better across the pond, it's hard to resist the nimble melodies and kinetic enthusiasm the Scientists put on display, even if the authenticity is somewhat suspect. [July 2008, p.158]
  3. We Are Scientists hit all the right notes--albeit in a most self-deprecating tone. [Summer 2008, p.90]
  4. The Brooklyn band’s innate charm and accessibility allows forgiveness of its near-abandonment of bass-driven new wave.
  5. There are some solid album tracks that recall the more daring aspects of the debut, particularly the abstract, dark-hued cool of the opener, "Ghouls," and the catchy and energetic "Tonight." But the rest of Brain Thrust Mastery consists of pleasantly tuneful pop songs that barely register with the listener even after several repetitions.
  6. 60
    Murray doesn't sound like he's going anywhere but straight home after last call. [June 2008, p.119]
  7. Brain Thrust Mastery contains a lot more variety than its predecessor, which, although enjoyable, blended together at times.

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