Do You Like Rock Music? - British Sea Power
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  • Summary: The third album for the British quartet was produced by Graham Sutton and the band.
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. BSP have every right to feel content. After all, the almost men of sylvan, jagged rock, the pride of Britain's bookish, bird-watching bohemia, have made an album that's deserving of their swagger. Do you like rock music? If not, here's the perfect place to start.
  2. This is another huge step forward for a band not afraid to take them.
  3. Yan and Hamilton manage to capture old clichés in new ways and that, filtered through their weirdness and idiosyncrasies, the sentiments seems new (or at least more original).
  4. In Do You Like Rock Music?, there seems to be a condensed clarity of vision, that vision being rock bigness and youthful enthusiasm and curing inertia and malaise, in the vein of the aforementioned past British masters.
  5. BSP aren't going for a concept album here (or concepts at all, really), but you'd be forgiven for expecting one given how beautifully the collection of songs coheres into a singular piece of work and retains momentum through its movements.
  6. Rock Music is free of both the maudlin and the mundane, and oddly rousing, too.
  7. The greatest fault of Do You Like Rock Music? is that it is a statement album without a statement, only a response.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34