Detrola - His Name Is Alive
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  • Summary: The first album in four years for Warn Defever & co. is also the band's debut for new label Reincarnate (after multiple releases on 4AD).
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  1. Spellbinding and eclectic with the ability to be both eerie and gentle, Detrola is the best of the best of what His Name Is Alive has to offer.
  2. It's probably the best thing Defever's ever done.
  3. At 38 minutes, the album never lets up, never bores and constantly introduces new and interesting sounds to tantalize your brain. [#13, p.92]
  4. There's an impressive array of styles here, though you're left with one singular impression: deep loneliness. [17 Feb 2006, p.79]
  5. It's sometimes an odd fit, but the friction sparked from these mismatched traits lends Detrola an eccentric charm. [Apr 2006, p.222]
  6. Defever can still write great, melancholic pop songs.
  7. A disappointingly amateurish performance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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