Clor - Clor
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. They're pop in perhaps the most literal sense of the word-- their songs POP out at you, glowing bright blue-green like a Nike tracksuit.
  2. So, ‘Clor’: an antidote, should you want one, to the let-it-all-out emotional blokeism of Oasis and the oak-lined authenticity of The White Stripes; the sound of a group goofing off because sometimes that’s what life demands.
  3. This debut sets the newcomers head and shoulders above the neo-Britpop pack.
  4. 80
    Theirs is really a taste worth acquiring. [Sep 2005, p.103]
  5. 80
    Full of hooks as stubborn as burrs. [Aug 2005, p.94]
  6. Over 11 tracks, Clor's ability to cram more ideas into a pop song than is currently deemed appropriate doesn't flag; they're perfectly ridiculous and ridiculously perfect.
  7. No one around sounds quite like Clor at the moment.
  8. Sounds at once familiar yet new. [Aug 2005, p.127]
  9. Although they have some serviceable indie disco hits, Clor are merely the latest production line band to explore a niche in the market, though their attempt at nerdy, computerised post punk rubs one off as a flawed blend of, of all things, The Downward Spiral and Zwan.
  10. Clor has a number of entertaining and inviting songs in the final tracks, but nothing that quite lives up to first four tracks.
  11. Even when it runs out of creative juice, Clor gets by on energy and production alone until the juices get flowing again.
  12. Clor’s singer and main-man Barry Dobbin unfortunately posses the kind of high, straining voice that grates to the point of making you want to punch him on the nose, and when combined with the incessant business of the band’s undoubtedly clever and accomplished music it makes this eponymous debut feel like an effort to listen to.

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