Positive: 8 out of 8
Mixed: 0 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
clivehMar 13, 2006A breath of fresh air, original, witty and musically flawless. Amazing, be sure to check out Lil Beethoven as well.
antonyMar 11, 2006it's so ingenious, sui generis, pleasurable and glamatic impressive that it might get you weed out your whole discography.
DarkoFApr 21, 2006Very Mindblowing album. Been on heavy rotation for a week- it really cooks. Up there in my top 50 all time greats.
MonteMMar 25, 2006This album should win a grammy. There is absolutely nothing like it from beginning to end - an absolute triumph. 30 years and 20 albums later, the Maels continue to challenge and take "pop" music in unchartered directions. There is nothing like Sparks, and there is nothing like the sonic assault that is this album. It rocks hard, but that only begins to tell the story.… Expand
BillHMar 29, 2006On this, their 20th CD, Sparks continues its unblemished record of releasing an entire album entirely lacking in any hint of soulfullness. But they also continue their perfect record of releasing CDs that are practically perfect within their strange but wonderful little universe. This is not their best CD, probably. Kimono My House may never be topped, but this CD is remarkable for the length of its songs, the staggering brilliance of Ron's arrangements and playing AND lyrics. I mean who else could rhyme the word "team" with "academe" or make a sarcastic reference to "Meryl Streep mimicry." The essence of Sparks remains pure unadulterated fun. From the silliness of the opening "Dick Around" to the magnificence of the neo-progressive rock closer "As I Sit Down To Play The Organ At The Notre Dame Cathedral" one just can't stop grinning and tapping one's feet. This is one of the great joyous pop records of all time. Kudos to the Maels. They are better than ever.… Expand
sallykMar 31, 2006awesome record. every other band out there should look at what they are doing!
LouieoMay 4, 2006some of the most original work out there today! incredible arrangements and piss funny lyrics too
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