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  1. Aug 30, 2010
    8
    This is not my favorite Stereolab album but it is certainly in my top 5... ok, maybe my top 7. This album is likely salvaging some of the favorites that could not make it on to previous albums. Given you can find it most anywhere for under $5 it is certainly worth your consideration.
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  1. The material hints at strength, but pieces that should have been severely pruned and used as a song's bridge stretch on and on. Perhaps they're just too thrifty or unwilling to toss anything out once they've gone through the trouble of recording it. The First Of The Microbe Hunters is for completists only.
  2. 60
    This is more a return to formula than a step forward. [July 2000, p.111]
  3. They've offered us more inventive, more substantial work in the past...