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  • Summary: The debut album for the British band was produced by Edwyn Collins.

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"Oh, oh oh ohhh* Ohh ohh oh. Oh oh oh ohhh. Ohh ohh oh." Well it's about time that we made a stand And started playing together in our own band And... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    Ten tracks of exuberant, blissful pop later and it looks like the Mackem lads have actually come good on their promise.
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    Favouring shamelessly blokey call-and-response hooks and not averse to "woos" and "woah-woah-woahs", these tales of love chased, lost and briefly enjoyed are delivered with an infectious enthusiasm and blessed with production by Edwyn Collins.
  3. Q Magazine
    Apr 6, 2011
    Hunger's three-minute nuggets blend '80s guitar jangle with doo-wop harmonies, the nostalgic charm offset by the neurotic intensity of both the lyrics and frontman Frankie Francis's desperate vocals. [Mar 2011, p.104]
  4. It's essentially 1980s indie jangle with hints of Afro-pop and Northern Soul, carrying echoes of Orange Juice.
  5. Mar 31, 2011
    It's a curious mesh, but what ties it together is the band's unquenchable enthusiasm, which makes the album a tonic for winter-dulled spirits.
  6. Mojo
    Apr 4, 2011
    Don't Look Surprised strays into Killers Territory but the doo-wop strut of Hunger and calypso jangle of Photograph more than make up for it. A life-affirming debut. [Mar 2011, p.95]
  7. Uncut
    Apr 13, 2011
    Edwyn Collins is the perfect producer to lend the jaunty jangles an edge of both darkness and charm. [May 2011, p.91]

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