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  • Summary: John Schmersal and Enon return with their third LP, which features an increased vocal presence by Toko Yasuda.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Simply, one of the year's best.
  2. 80
    Sadistically fun. [#60, p.97]
  3. Hocus Pocus is comprised of simple, beautiful songs, humbly Enon with all aspects of their trademark bite of irony, sarcasm, fondness and regret. [#5, p.101]
  4. ‘Hocus Pocus’ is a tricky record to listen to and it’s twisted roots of songs are unlikely to win the band much more than a cult following.
  5. 70
    These tunes sound like they're built out of yard-sale detritus, salvaged and held together with masking tape, chewing gum, anger and sentimentality. [Nov 2003, p.112]
  6. If Enon were magicians, their crowd-gasping finale would be sawing in half the expectations of what a nu-New york band should sound like. [Oct 2003, p.122]
  7. Hocus Pocus is comprised mostly of fleeting moments of brilliance where it all just coalesces for a moment, and then returns to its MOR state of undeveloped garbage.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2