Elevator - Hot Hot Heat
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  • Summary: Dave Sardy produced this sophomore album for the Canadian band, whose lineup now includes guitarist Luke Paquin (replacing Dante DeCaro).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. There isn't one song on Elevator as undeniable as "Bandages"... No, there are 12 of them. [May 2005, p.172]
  2. 83
    Basically the same thing--improved. [May 2005, p.101]
  3. 80
    Elevator has the zing of classic pop--and its sureness too. [May 2005, p.115]
  4. Bays' voice can be cloying, but it's hard to imagine a more laid-back singer handling these ostentatious pop songs.
  5. Despite the fact that it’s an obvious misstep from a band that seemed bulletproof... it's still a strong album with a lot more charm than, say, the Bravery or the Killers.
  6. 60
    The emphasis tends to be on hooks, not heart. [May 2005, p.100]
  7. Elevator suggests the band isn't willing to take risks now that they've got a big-label home.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21