Giant Orange - Cheap Girls
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  • Summary: Against Me!'s Tom Gabel produced the third album for the Michigan indie rock trio.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mar 12, 2012
    80
    The result is the band's most consistently exciting release to date. [19 Feb 2012, p.51]
  2. 80
    Once you assimilate to his timbre, the earworm hooks and easygoing drive of Giant Orange will be a welcome salve to the wounded spirit. [Mar 2012, p.94]
  3. The best songs from this album are all but unforgettable, and there are a handful of tracks that will certainly survive the test of time.
  4. Mar 2, 2012
    70
    A lack of variation in tempos and tones gives a sense of redundancy, yet the pace of the album, with all of its gosh-darn hooks, carries it through to the end.
  5. Oct 30, 2012
    67
    The Lansing, Mich., trio's third album seethes with warm tube amp crunch, but hints of transistor pop aspiration abound, with the overall mood of Giant Orange vacillating between wistful and resolute.
  6. 30
    An album desperate for texture, flavor, and risks, Giant Orange is the aural equivalent of middle-of-the-road musical tragedy.
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  1. May 10, 2012
    8
    A consistently enjoyable listen. At first the songs meld together and sound very similar-I started really loving two songs and thought the rest was mediocre-then after several listens my favorite songs changed and changed again-really solid effort and feel they have a breakout album coming soon that will bring them greater attention. Whether or not that happens, people should pay attention if they like straighforward rock done well. Expand