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  • Summary: This is the first album in over three years (and first for new US label Emperor Norton) for the all-girl Japanese indie-electronic-rock-pop outfit. Money Mark and John McEntire make appearances here, although Cornelius does not.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. If you set the more gratuitous avant-gardities aside, you're left with a fair amount of haunting, beautiful and challenging music.
  2. Magnet
    On a very small and exclusive CD rack, you'd file I snugly between the recent albums by Air and Cornelius. [#53, p.72]
  3. Buffalo Daughter produce exceptional-sounding tracks that cover a wide spectrum of genres, texture and mood; they perform well on a variety of instruments, and their voices blend nicely most of the time. But they don't write great songs-- too often, they don't even write good ones.
  4. The group tries so hard to be clever and cutting-edge that it detracts from the album's strengths.
  5. Alternative Press
    Buffalo Daughter seem more concerned with emulating others than with creating their own niche. [Apr 2002, p.66]
  6. Q Magazine
    There's much daftness along the way. [Aug 2002, p.121]
  7. The work is unfocused and sounds as if Buffalo Daughter is trying to be novel.

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