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  • Summary: Marc Nugyen Tan returns with a second album of 80s-influenced electronica.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    Colder achieves a startling freshness on its second full-length that few post-punk bands can even hope to approach. [#70, p.89]
  2. 80
    While there's more than a little influence from early New Order here, one can also hear echoes of Suicide, PiL's Metal Box and the motorik reveries of Cluster. [Jul 2005, p.112]
  3. Reminiscent without sounding derivative, this is another fine effort from Tan.
  4. It pushes many of the same buttons as DFA/LCD Soundsystem, but with a sensuous Gallic cool missing from the more angular Anglo-Americans. [Jul 2005, p.112]
  5. 70
    Enough human warmth sneaks through to make this second album exciting and affecting. [Nov 2005, p.133]
  6. Dry, controlled music. [11 Jun 2005, p.67]
  7. 40
    What little humanity Colder once possessed has been erased. [Jul 2005, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RicardoV
    Nov 5, 2005
    10
    Absolutely outstanding!
  2. MarkB
    Feb 27, 2006
    6
    At its best intriguing, at its worst uninspired. Would have been better pared down to a 5-track EP.