Italian Platinum

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  • Summary: Steve Albini was behind the boards for the Chicago-by-way-of-Seattle band's third album for Touch & Go Records.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Italian Platinum isn't as thoroughly pitch-perfect as Lifestyle, but the albums share similar peaks.
  2. Alternative Press
    90
    This Steve Albini-engineered masterpiece is destined to establish these 15-year vets as one of underground's strongest songwriting forces. [Aug 2002, p.83]
  3. Silkworm as classic rock? Yep, and it’s damn good, too.
  4. While they consistently get dismissed as "generic indie rock" by folks who lack the patience to seriously dig into their oeuvre, they are as multi-layered and subtle a band as you'll find.
  5. The band's best release since 1996's whoopass and splashy Firewater, though it just sounds like uninviting racket the first time you hear it, and it continues Firewater's preoccupation with alcohol.
  6. Magnet
    70
    Though it isn't as catchy or streamlined as Lifestyle, one of Italian Platinum's many strengths is the continued ability of bassist Tim Midgett and guitarist Andy Cohen to pen lyrics that are downcast yet inspirational, witty yet insightful, sometimes all at once. [#55, p.86]
  7. Blender
    60
    This is the least austere record they've ever made, and the fresh air helps their odd, raw narratives flourish. [#8, p.122]

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

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