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  • Summary: Brothers Ron and Russell Mael's first album in four years is their 20th LP overall.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. There's no possible way of having this much fun without getting the chorus of Handel's 'Messiah' drunk on peach schnapps. [4 Feb 2006, p.29]
  2. 90
    It's the vivid, virulent product of the Maels' warped imaginations. [Mar 2006, p.90]
  3. 83
    [They] up the theater-major quotient. [Apr 2006, p.91]
  4. Close to a full mélange of all the band's various sounds thus far over the years.
  5. Finds them as innovative as ever, mashing up opera, classical and electronics to sound quaint, futuristic, winningly dumb and hugely intelligent at the same time.
  6. These songs run too long, even to the point of faking fade-outs and then bursting back for another coda.
  7. It’s frustrating to hear them in this context – sounding jaded and uninspired, a slump they haven’t been in since the late ‘80s.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8