Cannibal Courtship - Dengue Fever
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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based rock band returns with its first album on new label Fantasy.
  • Record Label: Fantasy
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival, International, Cambodian, Southeast Asian Traditions, Surf Revival
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    80
    Four albums into their career and Dengue Fever show no signs of running short of ideas. They continue to blend an expanding catalogue of global influences with intuitive ease, into music that's fun and entertaining but also has a heart.
  2. Jun 2, 2011
    80
    Cannibal Courtship is easily Dengue Fever's most consistent, sophisticated, and accessible recording to date, and one that should, with any luck, net them more than a few new fans.
  3. Jun 3, 2011
    80
    ["2012 (Bury Our Heads)" is] a brief downer and nestled among a clutch of songs that demonstrate how far the band has come since their 2003 debut. [May 2011, p.107]
  4. Jun 2, 2011
    70
    Opting to produce themselves on this latest studio album happily hasn't dimmed their offbeat charm; it's a tuneful, diverse and often witty addition to their discography.
  5. Jun 2, 2011
    70
    While the sextet refine their surf-rockin' exotica, Nimol's wonderful Khmer-language covers are missed.
  6. Jun 2, 2011
    67
    Cannibal Courtship once again proves that Dengue Fever is far more than tacky exotica, even when it can't shake a few irritating personality tics.
  7. Jun 2, 2011
    60
    It never quite matches the standard of its predecessor and ultimately it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that their sound is just a little too different and unconventional to see them rise above the status of a minor cult band.

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