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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. What "Happy New Year" really represents is Oneida's finest, most complete record to date, and as such it's the perfect starting point for anyone who's as yet unfamiliar with their rather daunting back catalog.
  3. The album is a perfect introduction for latecomers to this essential New York band.
  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. You could easily call this the sequel to Secret Wars - it has the same mix of baked acoustics, crushing organ and electric guitar lines, staccato vocals, and a meditative finale built around interlocked piano and drums.
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    The trio's shared vocals are a unifying factor, finessing the outre music into gently hypnotic melodies. [Sep 2006, p.94]

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