Friend And Foe - Menomena
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  • Summary: This second song-based album of unconventional indie-rock from the Portland, Ore. trio marks their Barsuk debut.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. "Friend and Foe" might be the first truly great record of 2007.
  2. 88
    Ranging from the epic to the understated, Menomena manages to be innovative and accessible.
  3. Friend and Foe follows through on the potential of their unique sound, proving their wildly great debut was no fluke.
  4. Menomena now has to be regarded as one of today's more intriguing rock outfits.
  5. Hard to describe but easy to recommend.
  6. Friend and Foe compensates for its occasional melodic malaise with its vigorous, exploratory prosody.
  7. Whereas I am the Fun Blame Monster was unmitigated fun, Friend and Foe attempts something more soberly contemplative. This regrettable attempt at maturity comes off as forced and feigned rendering the band as boring as any other affectedly serious artist.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27