Ima Robot - Ima Robot
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  • Summary: The roster of this Los Angeles outfit (who make their debut with this self-titled release) includes members of Beck's touring band (Medal-Johnsen and Joey Waronker).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Ima Robot mines the dark recesses of metal, glam, new wave and electro, meshing its findings without a stitch to produce memorable choruses that stick in your head long after they're gone.
  2. 83
    Like Grandaddy, they know the future isn't glitch-free, but they're gonna throw a good party anyway. [Oct 2003, p.113]
  3. Goofy out-of-time tunes. [Oct 2003, p.136]
  4. The overall effect is a little wayward at times, strangely touching at others, and nutso throughout. [May 2004, p.104]
  5. 60
    [A] perplexing, 'is it irritating or is it glorious?' album that meshes the oddball with the serious in a quirky, plastic-punk manner not entirely unlike that of The B-52's and Devo. [Mar 2004, p.108]
  6. Ultimately too derivative to fully enjoy.
  7. [Alex] Ebert's voice is the most polarizing set of pipes this side of the Darkness' Justin Hawkins, and most listeners won't be able to get past it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21