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  • Summary: Although the 20-something New York City rockers have the names of two former Can vocalists in their moniker, their sound is more frequently compared to the MC5. 'Electric Sweat,' their second album, attracted a good deal of attention for the band from music publications in the U.S., drawingAlthough the 20-something New York City rockers have the names of two former Can vocalists in their moniker, their sound is more frequently compared to the MC5. 'Electric Sweat,' their second album, attracted a good deal of attention for the band from music publications in the U.S., drawing the now-mandatory Strokes comparisons. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. Like a long lost Fluid disc, Electric Sweat proffers primordial MC5 riffs with a healthy dose of soul as only four white guys in leather jackets with every Motown record in their collections could manage.
  2. Producer Jim Diamond has distilled the manic energy of one of the world's greatest live bands in Electric Sweat, and if the result is not letter-perfect, it is raw and true and powerful.
  3. 80
    It's a rootsy affair that evokes the spirit of the MC5. [Jul 2003, p.112]
  4. 80
    Every bit as visceral and thrilling as fellow Manhattanites the Strokes. [#54, p.98]
  5. An infectious collection of grooves that proudly utilizes the traditional vocabulary of rock and roll.
  6. If the vocals on Electric Sweat were produced as flawlessly as the guitars, and perhaps a different song order were arranged for a better flow, this album could be a retro-rock classic alongside other "hindsight visionaries" like the Vue or the Strokes. [May 2002, p.94]
  7. Like all jokes, it's not as funny second time around. [Jul 2003, p.110]

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  1. Adam
    Apr 29, 2003
    10
    Fucking Brilliant!!!

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