Fasciinatiion - The Faint
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  • Summary: The first album released on their new label Blank.wav was written and produced by the band.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. All told, The Faint, once again, have written a succesful album.
  2. It's complex and distorted, but at times it's not clear why the group's energy is purposely restrained.
  3. Fasciinatiion clicks enough of the time to make it a step forward from "Wet From Birth," and despite its unevenness, at times it can be fasciinatiing.
  4. On Fasciinatiion the band’s essence remains the same and their latest offering maintains the band’s spirit of whimsy, but there is a more serious tone all around.
  5. That Fasciinatiion isn't a revelatory departure is not to say that it is completely without merit. It is, however, undeniably lacking an air of excitement.
  6. 60
    Having waited four years for this new record, Faint fans anticipating a return to the throbbing mechanical heart of darkwave and disco will not be disappointed.
  7. For much of Fasciination, it’s the music that keeps the record afloat, because, even at his very best, singer Tim Fink doesn’t have much to say. [Summer 2008]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7