Flashy - Electric Six
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  • Summary: The fifth album for the Detroit rock band features a reference to its 2003 hit 'Gay Bar.'
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. More often than not, though, Flashy is lots of cleverly dumb fun.
  2. No, the Electric Six haven’t crafted a masterpiece, but each new disc shows them evolving and developing into one of the most reliably consistent rock groups out there today.
  3. 70
    Much of the record satirizes plastic surgery and oversexed macho men, but despite the ironic humor, there’s a compassion in the music that’s unexpected coming from a band best known for a Taco Bell–referencing novelty hit.
  4. 60
    Reborn, the track leads off the sardonic sextet’s fifth album of apocalyptic buffoonery shot through with metal, new wave and disco, all of it hilarious, none of it a joke.
  5. True to its title, Flashy is heavy on sheen, and bombast that blinds like glitter on a dirty bar floor. [Year End 2008, p.82]
  6. The world only needed one Electric Six album, but for a few understated moments, this one makes the case for a second.
  7. Flashy, the Detroit band's fifth full-length, still executes garage-glam with senses fully heightened, but it seems totally uninterested in doing anything new.
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  1. StevenH.
    Oct 25, 2008
    This is a good album, but "I shall exterminate everything around me which prevents me from being the master" (thier 4th, non-metacritic'd album) is better. Also, you should go see them live, as they're one of the best live bands on the planet. Expand
  2. FrançoisC.
    Oct 23, 2008
    Does this album is the beginning of a drastic descent. I have the impression that Electric Six starts to repeat itself a little too much and lack of originality and good melody. A little disappointing for a group that I considered a revelation for their style. At least, there is 1 or 2 good songs throughout the album. Expand