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  • Summary: This fourth album marks the Barsuk debut for the eclectic Portland, Ore. husband-and-wife duo of Kevin and Anita Robinson.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. This is an organic, homegrown creation that sounds as though it's had a lot of time and love invested in it; lend an inquisitive ear and find yourself instantly besotted.
  2. Viva Voce have always been musically intriguing and continue their winning streak with a diverse suite of songs that come together as a cohesive whole.
  3. Get Yr Blood Sucked Out is confident, psychedelic, hard-hitting, and the best noise they've made yet.
  4. It feels way huger than the work of two people, with dense, textured songs that sound like a remarkable collision between two distinct personalities.
  5. This is stoner rock for the indie set, so every suggestion of Led Zeppelin or Queen gets filtered through a Sonic Youth or Yo La Tengo aesthetic, which helps keep the bombast and pagan iconography at bay.
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    An album that, by turns, is lacerating and seductive. [Sep 2006, p.106]
  7. The members of Viva Voce accomplish a catchy cohesiveness that's at its best when they allow their songs to stray.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. laila
    Jan 26, 2007
    10
    Saw them with The Shins and they stole the show. My new favorite album of the year!!!!!! :-)
  2. BradB.
    Nov 1, 2006
    10
    this is the shit. hands down the years best.
  3. JoshR
    Dec 20, 2006
    10
    this CD is the unsung GEM of 2006. Not one track is unnecessary. Brilliant. Can't wait to hear more from Viva Voce.
  4. HarrB.LOST
    Dec 23, 2006
    9
    totally awesome record. Anita is a GODDESS!!!! like a nico record in more than one tone
  5. savagebeast
    Dec 25, 2006
    9
    saw them in brick lane. they broke 93ft east in half. simply amazing. i work records and wish most bands would take this path.
  6. corym
    Dec 4, 2006
    3
    this album is not nearly as good as their previous two. it actually gives me headaches to listen to it. there's not much catchiness to this album is not nearly as good as their previous two. it actually gives me headaches to listen to it. there's not much catchiness to it and is way too muddled. Expand