In Prism - Polvo
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  • Summary: The first studio album for the rock band in more than 12 years was produced by Brian Paulson.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. More than just a slack reunion, the album marks another turning point in a band who may yet wind up describing a circle.
  2. Sporting geometrically interlocked riffs and solos that feel simultaneously epic and oblique, the disc harnesses post-punk cool as well as classic-rock heroism.
  3. In Prism ultimately sets a new standard for them: don't just make it sound like you never left, but rather make the past seem like a mere warm-up for what's to come.
  4. 74
    Polvo hasn't failed to enrapture like the old school on this comeback release. [Fall 2009, p.95]
  5. Even if it's not their best ever, it's a valid comeback that should appease longing fans.
  6. 70
    This reunion packs no shortage of vintage wank--knotty, largely instrumental songs that surge together and drift apart with a proggy, loose-limbed precision.
  7. It's a sprawling, psychedelic masterwork, rife with knotty tangles of discordance and serpentine riffs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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