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Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

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  • Summary: The quirky, Portland, Ore.-based indie rock trio recorded this highly-regarded genre-twisting debut album with the aid of a homemade software program.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. This is one of the albums of the year: completely out of left field and completely solid from start to finish.
  2. I can’t recommend this album strongly enough.
  3. One of the most surprising, challenging, and important albums of the year.
  4. While the production techniques are so ingenious as to occasionally outshine the melodic content of the songs themselves, these are first and foremost pop songs. [#8, p.115]
  5. 80
    It will take at least ten listens before you hear everything that’s going on, and ten more to understand it, yet this is far from impenetrable; it boasts a melody line that any pop princess would sell her plastic soul for, and prompts the idea that Knopf and his cohorts have been hanging around a crossroads doing just the same.
  6. For a debut, it's a remarkabley inventive and interesting release.
  7. One of the most original-sounding albums in a long while.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. NelsJ
    Dec 7, 2006
    10
    I have no idea how anyone could deem this album "boring". Inventive and highly unconventional, this is a beautifully crafted album that I have no idea how anyone could deem this album "boring". Inventive and highly unconventional, this is a beautifully crafted album that clearly had a lot of time put into it. The first album in a long time that has kept me on my toes throughout the entire thing. Expand
  2. Lexie
    Apr 22, 2004
    10
    My friend made me listen to this album. At first I complained about the vocals in Cough Coughing. Then I stopped. Because I had a dream and My friend made me listen to this album. At first I complained about the vocals in Cough Coughing. Then I stopped. Because I had a dream and their music made a shopping experience enjoyable. Everybody in the world should buy it. No, seriously. Everybody. Even if you don't own any other cd on earth, or even own anything capable of playing music. Expand
  3. HelenR.
    Jan 31, 2004
    10
    My only complaint is that this album was so hard to find. But then again, it made me feel like I had accomplished something that few others My only complaint is that this album was so hard to find. But then again, it made me feel like I had accomplished something that few others have once I discovered it for sale online. This is one of those rare bands that on one hand, I want to tell the whole world about and on the other, I want to keep all to myself. This is special. Expand
  4. RafaelP
    Jul 23, 2004
    10
    In the words of No Ripcord " I can`t recommend this album strongly enought" This band is amazing!, as good as mars volta`s Deloused In The In the words of No Ripcord " I can`t recommend this album strongly enought" This band is amazing!, as good as mars volta`s Deloused In The Comatorium or maybe better. This guys are original and talented. What else could a music fan want? Expand
  5. bronco
    Feb 2, 2004
    9
    wonderful array of samples. a great composition from out of nowhere!!!!
  6. wackyman
    Aug 4, 2004
    9
    Highly innovative and original!
  7. ChadXwrightX
    Apr 16, 2004
    3
    I was told this would be good. They were wrong. I do not see whqt the hype is for.

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