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  • Summary: They're either a bit early or a bit late with their new year's tidings, but the experimental Brooklyn band is back with 11 new tracks.
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  1. Happy New Year is fresh and adventurous and, most important, it is consistently so.
  2. This is a great band at or near the top of its game.
  3. 80
    Mov[es] through electronica, folk, folktronica, big beat, psychedelia and Krautrock, all guided by Kid Millions' astounding drumming. [Sep 2006, p.91]
  4. A lean and brawny collection of experimental pop songs with the brains to match. [#14]
  5. Fans of â??classicâ? psychedelic music will find few greater pleasures this year than Happy New Year.
  6. 70
    The trio's shared vocals are a unifying factor, finessing the outre music into gently hypnotic melodies. [Sep 2006, p.94]
  7. Oneida is traveling further down the path laid out in last year's The Wedding. It's equally pastoral, with luscious production and Bobby's surprisingly beautiful voice taking centerstage.

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  1. mikes.
    Aug 23, 2006
    6
    An odd album, more experimental than their previous album and at the same time less enjoyable. Too Dense and a little to self contrived. They An odd album, more experimental than their previous album and at the same time less enjoyable. Too Dense and a little to self contrived. They seem too concerned with impressing themselves than an acual listener. Expand