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  • Summary: The UK rockers' fifth studio album is their first to utilize an outside producer, Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters).
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
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  1. There is very little on Operate that sounds like anywhere Gomez have been before.
  2. [Gomez] sheds most of its psychedelic trimmings and bluesy wailing for a disc of tight, mature Chris Martin-style pop-rock. [28 Apr 2006, p.137]
  3. How We Operate is strong, focused, and a complete pleasure to engage; its maturity and confidence is beyond anything they've released thus far, and the experimentalism brought into play on their other albums is here.
  4. Everything has been stripped to the core, with the focus on creating a tight album from beginning to end.
  5. This is Gomez edging their way back to their best.
  6. No great leap forward. [Jul 2006, p.113]
  7. 40
    Only emphasises their problems. [Jul 2006, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. SalP
    Oct 7, 2006
    10
    When we talk about Gomez its just about a band who love to do their music and they always give their best shot.HOW WE OPERATE is a complete album,great songs all over and a work that is a recap how tgeymatured over their 10 years carreer.This is al album for the fanbase,they dont care to gather more audience...you can see it at their gigs,there is passion and love for music from them and from the fans...its great Expand
  2. CalaC
    May 6, 2006
    10
    beautiful album, one to make you smile and enjoy the summer with.
  3. AndyT
    Jul 8, 2006
    10
    Excellent album.
  4. MoB.
    May 18, 2006
    9
    Brad P is joyless and needs to get laid. Invite your girl over, throw the new Gomez on, and maybe your mind will open up just a little more than your rear end. Wait...same locale. Expand
  5. JosephK
    Feb 21, 2007
    9
    Nearly perfect.
  6. IanB
    May 17, 2006
    8
    A good Gomez album on first listen, but a great Gomez album gets better every listen, unlike this set of solid pop tunes. Definitely not a Gomez vintage which will ripen with age. Expand
  7. BradP
    May 5, 2006
    0
    People who like Gomez or their albums are a disgrace to music. This is a terrible album.

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