Introduction - The Red Krayola
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  • Summary: Hardly a real introduction--after all, the band has been recording since 1967--'Introduction' finds the Mayo Thompson-led underground rockers returning with an atypically accessible effort, produced by John McEntire.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. This is one of those records that will leave listeners still scratching their heads and smiling (at the same time) after repeat listens for years to come.
  2. Listening to Introduction is like viewing the world through someone else's glasses, skewed, disturbing and perhaps causing a bit of vertigo.
  3. Introduction serves both as a reminder of Thompson's often overlooked sense of humour and an exploration of certain cliches endemic to the pop song, but most importantly, it just rocks. [#266, p.63]
  4. An effortless triumph that should appeal to Red Krayola fans and newcomers alike.
  5. There's a fair share of undeveloped sequences and meandering noodling, but that's the price you pay for the effortless pop collages.
  6. 60
    Certainly the most accessible [album] of their career. [Jun 2006, p.99]
  7. At its best, this is the sound of Captain Tofuheart; at worst -- on 'Elegy' -- it is literally an out-of-tune dirge. [29 Apr 2006, p.39]

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