Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
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  • Summary: Horrors singer Faris Badwan pairs up with soprano singer Rachel Zeffira on an album of pop songs that are reminiscent of 1960s girl groups.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 88
    Whether telegraphing heartbreak, world-weariness, or menacing intent (the latter especially on the Psycho-meets-Bad-Seeds nightmare of "Sooner or Later"), Badwan and Zeffira excel at heightening their musical senses simultaneously to the graces of the Heavens and the billowy depths of Hades.
  2. May 12, 2011
    80
    Considering Zeffira's vocal training and Badwan's ability to project, they could have made a boisterous entrance. Instead, hushed tones and sweet melodies lure you in and keep you listening.
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    80
    It's an album that is truly surprising. It's clever enough with the homages to properly capture the spirit of the period they are referencing, but smart enough to not ever just pastiche it.
  4. May 17, 2011
    80
    {The Birthday party is ] more like an unfortunate scratch on what is otherwise a miniature jewel of an album and one of those rare side-projects that deserves a long life of its own. [May 2011, p.117]
  5. May 4, 2011
    79
    Cat's Eyes is the rare side project effort that feels as (if not more) fully realized than the band from which it borrows members.
  6. Jun 8, 2011
    70
    Cat's Eyes has allowed both artists to experiment in a way that they otherwise may not have been able to with their original incarnations. [May 2011, p.76]
  7. Apr 22, 2011
    60
    Cat's Eyes has nice moment's has nice moments, but it makes you realize how much we'll miss Broadcast, who explored similar terrain with more aplomb. [May 2011, p.86]

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    Who would have known that Faris Badwan of The Horrors was such a fan of the â