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  • Summary: Four years since its sophomore release, the British band worked with producer Tim Goldsworthy on its third album.
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  1. Perhaps partly due to production by DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, this time around it’s more honed and well-rounded.
  2. Archie Bronson Outfit have hovered on the fringes of success for some time now, somehow never quite achieving the success that their critical acclaim would suggest they deserve. Coconut may be a bit too obtuse to change that, but it's a fascinating release; for those willing to explore beneath the seemingly obtuse surface, there's much to delight.
  3. Coconut, then, is a baffling, dirty, even exhausting listen at times, but never less than engaging throughout.
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    On Coconut, the group softens the sharp edges and buffers the beats; the end result is like going from high contrast black-and-white to eye-popping Technicolor.
  5. Coconut seems to be a "transition album": A sometimes-exhilarating, sometimes-WTF layover between a possibly played-out formula and exciting new sounds on the horizon.
  6. None of this is terrible, but none, also, is as tensely, gloriously obliterating as Coconut’s opening blow.
  7. If the English art-school psychedelic trio had been able to keep up that momentum, their third album would be a solid one. Instead, they stumble and disappoint.

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