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  • Summary: This is the first release of new material in over a decade from the dance-rock band formed by Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth.
  • Record Label: Nacional Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Punk/New Wave, Dance-Rock, College Rock, New Wave
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  1. Nov 19, 2012
    80
    Their approach is basic and there are moments of yesteryear reflection, but (with the exception of a few too many crunchy guitars) almost everything on this EP fits perfectly in place with a band that nailed the vibe of a simple good time decades prior.
  2. 70
    What prevents this record from becoming merely a trip down memory lane is its energetic freshness and its urgency, which sounds like that of the music Frantz and Weymouth made 30 years ago.
  3. Nov 19, 2012
    70
    An enormous amount of fun is derived from these six tracks.
  4. Nov 19, 2012
    68
    Every instrument can be heard and enjoyed throughout, giving the album a sense of authenticity and modern relevance. At the same time, though, the lyrical weakness of Downtown Rockers feels like filler in itself.
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