Jewellery - Micachu & the Shapes
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  • Summary: The debut album for the British band was produced by Matthew Herbert.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Without hyperbole, it is one of the most fun, vibrant, rewarding, intelligently structured pop records to shimmy through these parts in quite some time, taking cues from whichever electro-punk-pop-DIY-indie-sludge-rock hybrid 21-year-old Londoner Mica Levi fell in love with when she was 14.
  2. Anyone who has found beauty in a chipped tooth or a grazed knee will find much to love here. Jewellery certainly doesn’t suffer from a paucity of ideas, and the lyrical subjects are more than a match for the band’s heterogeneous musical leanings.
  3. Despite the up-tempo spunkiness of half the album’s songs, the prevailing tone seems to be that of a musical android--equal portions ukulele and digital distortion.
  4. A wild funhouse of an album, Jewelleryis more challenging and idea packed (not to mention more fun) than a lot of self-proclaimed experimental music.
  5. Thrillingly improbable pop made by a grade-A maverick. Three cheers to that.
  6. Levy's unorthodox and, in some cases, homemade instruments strum and stutter with calculated abandon; her heavy British accent slumps itself across this glitchy bubblegum arcade and blunts it.
  7. 30
    Jewellery, their latest album, plays like an act in a high school battle of the bands.

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  1. Dec 13, 2012
    10
    i only ever write a review if an album is distinctly good, or distinctly bad. in the case of Jewellery, it is of the case of good. and noti only ever write a review if an album is distinctly good, or distinctly bad. in the case of Jewellery, it is of the case of good. and not just good.... fantastic! this is one of the most exciting and creative albums i have honestly heard in my life! there is a no holds back feel about it that makes this album magical. the tracks 'calculator' and 'turn me well' will be on repeat for hours and when you have finally managed to separate yourself from them they will haunt you for hours after! this album shows so much promise for this relatively unknown band. i am just waiting for the first real breakout song from this band then Micachu and the shapes will be a household name! i would almost be willing to bet money on it! i think this is the only band that can incorporate a vacuum solo and get away with it. do yourself a favor and get this album! Expand