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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Mar 17, 2011
    88
    Here, Dolls II make their move, surging forward while simultaneously nodding to a time that predates even that first über-influential incarnation.
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    80
    Featuring Farfisa, sax, strings, anything but loud guitar, Dancing Backwards doesn't even try, and that's its virtue.
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    80
    Generational obligations aside, it would be dishonest to report that, aside maybe from one reggae track too many, they're in anything but top form.
  4. 70
    The fact is, there's a vitality, a shamelessness, an energy retained throughout here that shows why they mattered so damn much, and why they shouldn't – and couldn't – ever consider doing anything else.
  5. Mar 15, 2011
    67
    The result might have been sharper if someone other than Louis XIV's Jason Hill produced it; his washed-out murk and puddles of reverb render the whole thing a mess. Luckily, there's just no stopping Johansen and Sylvain.
  6. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    Once the shock subsides, it's quite charming. [Apr 2011, p.89]
  7. 20
    It lacks both unity and quality.

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