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  • Summary: This is the second album from the Canadian indie rock band led by Broken Social Scene singer-songwriter Jason Collett.
  • Record Label: Arts & Crafts
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Roots Rock, Power Pop
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  1. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    At first, the complete lack of restraint and overflowing musical ideas make Busting Visions feel a bit like an unfocused mess, but once you get familiar with it, it seems absurd to complain that they've crammed a dozen golden hooks into every single song.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    Zeus avoid indulgent jamming, filler material or ill-advised experiments. Just 14 blissful tunes, rich with influences.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    Ultimately, Busting Visions is a sprawling yet thoughtfully constructed album full of backwoods, sandals, and sunburn rock with enough slippery electric guitar work, backing vocals, chiming bells, plinky pianos, and various freaky percussion bits to qualify as a kind of modern-day hippie noodle-rock opus.
  4. 70
    Zeus has become more focused and, in turn, more enjoyable; this is the one that'll bring the band's sound into its own.
  5. Mar 27, 2012
    67
    While the performances, production, and arrangements on Busting Visions are uniformly excellent, the songwriting is not.
  6. Apr 2, 2012
    65
    Unfortunately, there are moments on Busting Visions where Zeus succumb to the weight of their considerable forefathers.
  7. There are occasions in the album's 45 minutes that are pretty good.

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  1. May 13, 2012
    8
    The Canadian Zeus band on their new, third album "Busting Visions" present a confusingly similar style to the Beatles, combined sometimes with a little indie rock motifs ("Are You Gonna Waste My Time?"). And although usually bands drawing from the work of the British only feebly copying their style, it must be admitted that Zeus was able to create brilliant and melodic album that you listen to with pleasure. Expand