Faking The Books - Lali Puna
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  • Summary: This is the third LP for the German electro-pop outfit led by vocalist Valerie Trebeljahr and guitarist Markus Acher (also of The Notwist).
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. Accessible enough for people who learn about new music from [NPR] and sonically interesting enough to appeal to hardcore electroheads. [May 2004, p.110]
  2. Faking the Books is one of the best albums to come out so far this year.
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    Another truly wondrous record. [May 2004, p.99]
  4. Faking the Books is a small forward step rather than a dramatic leap for Lali Puna -- which, all things considered, is still a step in the right direction.
  5. Tarnished as it is, Faking The Books is still a treasure. Ignore the ham-fisted political treatises and enjoy it for what it is: a streamlined marvel of IDM song architecture.
  6. Faking the Books loses some momentum beneath a glut of precious, minimal electro-ballads that dot the album.... But the album succeeds brilliantly on the louder numbers.
  7. In forgoing the lifeblood of dynamic and passion, the creative minds behind the project fall to maximize its potential, however agreeable their compositions may be.

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