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  • Summary: The punky, all-girl Toronto-based trio's debut was produced by MSTRKRFT.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Each song is snappy, playful, and stylish, and that's what makes Dancing with Daggers work so well.
  2. Bountiful melodies were promised on The Constant Lover. On Dancing with Daggers, the band delivers, and with greater sonic oomph.
  3. They've developed an impressive sense of craft, and it seems they can only go up from here.
  4. 70
    Taut, catchy songs ripe with beginner's pluck. [#71, p.105]
  5. In small doses it’ll absolutely cure what ails you. Unfortunately, taken in one album-sized chunk, the effect tends to wear thin—a doubly damning criticism since Dancing With Daggers is only ten seconds shy of being thirty minutes long.
  6. 60
    Their debut's brevity and sharp hooks suggest a band with an acute sense of purpose. [Aug 2006, p.100]
  7. Aside from a couple tracks with standout hooks (Wild Gardens, The Better Plan), their songs are forgettable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. jmay
    Apr 29, 2006
    9
    fierce and catchy!
  2. stevenc
    May 8, 2006
    9
    super catchy and without pretense...so good. eat it 'under the radar'!
  3. MattD.
    May 24, 2006
    9
    Reminds me of Eisley meets Hole, and I mean this in a good way. At under 30 minutes, the album is too short.