Bring on the Comets - VHS or Beta
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  • Summary: Bring on the Comets is the third album from the Louisville, Kentucky natives.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. 80
    The now-three-piece group proves they haven't lost their ability to blend superb pop hooks with dance beats. [Sep 2007, p.131]
  2. These are high-flying songs in search of a place to land, and the warmth and seeming innocence of Pfunder's voice combined with all the familiar electro-disco trappings make this a record worth hearing for anyone not ready to let the past go without a fight.
  3. The result is like if "Sam's Town" worked, without a sign of embarrassing wordplay, conceptual grandeur, or annoying moustaches. The words are blessedly innocuous, leaving the grandiosity to the sound alone.
  4. Had there maybe been a more analytical approach to creating shamelessly tricked-out pop songs, maybe some of Brings on the Comets would sound more successful.
  5. It was a mistake for VHS or Beta to subjugate their dance beat into a perfunctory structure for the guitars to smash against; the riffs sound like they're there for their own sake, biding their time and waiting for a moment of catchiness that never really arrives.
  6. 40
    Their third albums smells less of revivalist chic than tribute-band nostalgia. New wave knockoffs have rarely sounded so old.
  7. For the most part, singer-songwriter Craig Pfunder doesn't justify the presence of vocals and lyrics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14