Electrified - Dressy Bessy
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  • Summary: The fourth album from the Denver indie-pop band led by Tammy Ealom is a sugary 12-song set.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    Guitarist John Hill... generates enough raw power to mask the shortcomings of any old lead vocalist. Fortunately for this Denver foursome, it has one of the most exciting singers around today. [#68, p.91]
  2. Another disc of rocking power-pop hits. [#10, p.110]
  3. The overall tone of the album, and the fact that they have made two records in a row like it, might be enough to chase away many of the band's original fans for good, but those who stick around will be treated to an album of fine, fizzy adult punk-pop with a mean streak and a broken heart.
  4. On the whole Electrified offers too much syrup.
  5. DB's spry, Breeders-style way of recasting '60s and '70s rawk is enough to rescue it--and us--from tedium. [23 Jul 2005, p.50]
  6. 60
    Happily, [their] dogged consistency works in their favor. [Jul 2005, p.117]
  7. The album as a whole isn't interesting enough lyrically or musically to hold itself together.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. FrankH
    Jul 29, 2005
    10
    Wow, I really don't understand why they're not huge. The album is great and they put on an amazing live show.
  2. craig
    Jun 21, 2005
    10
    candidate for album of the year. pure pop pleasure that is both unpretentious and genuine.
  3. KevinJ
    Jun 16, 2005
    7
    You keep waiting for that gorgeous pop song they've always been able to show on previous albums