Donkey

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Universal acclaim- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the Brazilian indie-rock band was produced by band member Adriano Cintra.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Alternative Press
    90
    Though such pop gloss ruins many indie acts, it fits CSS as snugly as vocalist Lovefoxx's Lycra stagewear. [Sep 2008, p.162]
  2. Although Donkey has a sleeker sound than its predecessor, CSS keeps its focus squarely on booty-shaking beats and pulsing bass on songs alternately about rocking your face off (opener 'Jager Yoga') and overcoming emotional turmoil.
  3. Filter
    72
    Lovefoxxx's metallic delivery and pseudo-rougish lyricism are crisp and poignant, laid out over the kinds of zippy, synth-pop digital landscapes that'll make even the most ardent Reaganomics-kiddie smile. [Summer 2008, p.94]
  4. Mostly, Donkey is undone by a dearth of really memorable, infectious tunes.
  5. What’s important is confirming that you haven’t completely lost it, that you’ve still got the inspiration that made us listen in the first place--Donkey, however, is in danger of making us forget.
  6. The joycore bricolage of CSS is all but missing on Donkey.
  7. Sadly, Donkey's slick production has polished away much of that charm, and bland electro dance anthems like 'Let's Reggae All Night' typify the ride.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. RiminiF.
    Jul 24, 2008
    10
    CSS it's not the same CSS. Thank God for their inovation. I used to hate them. Now I love them and their new album. MOVE! THE BEST SONG!
  2. Neto
    Jul 23, 2008
    10
    Very nice, lindoo, beloo.
  3. XY
    Dec 7, 2008
    10
    This is the most fun I've had the entire year! A strong contender for album of the year. It's that good.
  4. SandraR.
    Jul 24, 2008
    10
    Awesome cant stop listen it.
  5. LuanaF.
    Jul 26, 2008
    10
    Amazing album, I really like it.
  6. GavinA.
    Aug 2, 2008
    10
    The best album of the year, fantastic!
  7. JanF.
    Jul 23, 2008
    0
    Such a great album.

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