Hot Shit - Quasi
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  • Summary: The duo of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney) return with their fifth LP.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    Coomes' blatant, almost hilarious, display of his guitar mastery is fun to hear. His solos and fills ride front-and-center, perfect and expansive and insane.
  2. It’s an old trick: happy music, sad words. But Quasi has elevated the strategy to an art form, and it’s nearly impossible to resist the sugar rush of the band’s sound in collision with Coomes’ black musings.
  3. 83
    Quasi sound feistier than they have in years. [Nov 2003, p.114]
  4. Coomes and Weiss' compact set up maintans an awkward dynamic balancing natural elegance with barbed experiment to sustain the music's flux of design and accident. [#235, p.64]
  5. 70
    Coomes' slide work is effective and expressive. [#7, p.93]
  6. Protest songs that are both insidiously hummable and foot-stompingly rocking.
  7. Hot Shit immediately announces its intention to be a purposely difficult listen, and the difficulty persists through the album's eleven tracks.

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