Celebration - Celebration
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  • Summary: Members of TV On The Radio produced and contributed to this debut Celebration LP from Baltimore husband and wife Sean Antanaitis and Katrina Ford (joined in Celebration by drummer David Bergander), who have previously played in bands Jaks and Love Life.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. An exhilarating take on rock-'n'-roll caught, torn, between striving for the light and reveling in the dark.
  2. Celebration is pure ecstasy, a sexual, spellbinding listen that acts on you physically.
  3. Celebration is as theatrical as it is guttural, with Ford’s voice bellowing above cabaret-style organs, sharp guitars and loose, spiraling drum riffs.
  4. It's a dizzyingly impressive debut.
  5. 70
    Dark cabaret with an unhinged, dervish energy. [Feb 2006, p.70]
  6. The band sounds something like 4AD's entire catalogue being chopped up and fed through a meat-grinder.
  7. Celebration have made the type of record about which it can be said that when it's good, it's very good, but when it misses the mark, it misses it by a lot.

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  1. D
    Mar 31, 2006
    9
    Celebration is crazy!!! This is real music, gets me so pumped to live...And their live shows are killer - This band is way way underrated....