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  • Summary: This is the Leeds, England indie-rock band's first American LP release in four years. Akin to recent Radiohead, this disc incorporates experimental electronica elements, and also adds guest vocals from members of hip-hop outfit cLOUDDEAD.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  1. Uniformly excellent.... Few, if any, British bands are making music quite like this right now.
  2. Takes the scattered clicks and beats of Autechre and combines it with the tunefulness of Spiritualized.... Very rewarding.
  3. With Cold House, Hood provide evidence that their time in the sun is long overdue. [Dec 2001, p.84]
  4. 80
    Experimental hip-hop and moppish guitar pop *can* go hand in hand. [#90, p.118]
  5. Tender melodies, modern scrapes and traditional beauty merge into a gently unfolded whole that touches the soul with its silky aesthetics.
  6. 80
    A hypnotic dream-map of astral drift and spac-age chamber music, textured jazztronica and technoid pulse. [Dec 2001, p.106]
  7. Elegant, downbeat orchestral pop songs.

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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