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  • Summary: The Baltimore quartet return from its hiatus (guitarist Dustin Wong recorded a solo album and drummer Jeremy Hyman had a stint with the Boredoms) to reunite for its third album of experimental art rock.
  • Record Label: We Are Free Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    82
    It's a welcome reminder of this band's current status, because one hopes that Do Whatever You Want All the Time isn't an end, but another new beginning.
  2. May 13, 2011
    80
    It is gleeful and vigorous, full of echoes, pan pipes, samples and shimmering surf guitars. [Jun 2011, p.94]
  3. May 25, 2011
    80
    Here, they iron it out into something more epic and exploratory. Strange basslines float under guitars that riff on high-life note-picking and fractured, heavy rhythms.
  4. Apr 13, 2011
    70
    Do Whatever You Want All the Time is a candy-colored descent into madness, one which tames the wildness of the group's previous efforts in the interest of a far more mature style.
  5. Jun 8, 2011
    70
    Siegel's Yoko Ono-esque vocals may be a hurdle for fussy listeners. but the indie rock scene needs such joyful music. [May 2011, p.86]
  6. Apr 15, 2011
    70
    Ponytail fans will surely enjoy this relatively formed incarnation of the band's energy.
  7. Apr 13, 2011
    30
    To truly grasp the vigour of Do Whatever You Want All The Time, do it yourself. Grab four mates, pick up some instruments and go nuts. Just don't cut an album from the sessions.

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