Ima Robot - Ima Robot
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Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

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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
  1. YOYo
    Nov 13, 2003
    10
    yo this cd is awesome...i bought it a couple days ago cause i couldnt find it in stores when it first came out...i reccomend this cd to anyone who has 10 dollars....ahhh soo different...ahhh soo awesome.... Expand
  2. keenanh
    Oct 28, 2003
    10
    it's just so different from all of the other music i've been listening to, it's a great turn, i certainly recommend buying this cd.
  3. JesseG
    Nov 12, 2006
    10
    my absolute favorite band on the planet, and this is a must buy!
  4. turtleEnterprises
    Dec 26, 2003
    10
    I love this Album so much , i will see them for the third time in concert in January =), they rock !
  5. JGreen
    Apr 24, 2004
    10
    AMAZING
  6. Stella
    Jun 30, 2004
    10
    Best cd on earth.
  7. AnthonyN
    Feb 10, 2004
    9
    This cd could be a new hit, for anyone that like electro sounding rock will love this cd and personilly I f**king love!!!!!!!

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