Kicks - 1990s
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8.8

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  • Summary: The second album for the Scottish band was produced by Bernard Butler and is the first album with Dino Bardot, who replaced Jamie McMorrow.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
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  1. The rest of the remarkably memorable Kicks is similarly raw, tight, and funky.
  2. Kicks certainly doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it has a whole lotta fun copying it.
  3. Their music is often thrilling and endlessly hummable.
  4. 1990s show more ambition on the follow-up. [May 2009, p.107]
  5. 50
    The riffs have gotten sharper and more jagged as the punch lines have grown duller and less imaginative. Minus his smart-alecky cheek, it's increasingly difficult for McKeown to hold your interest.
  6. The album is also horribly sequenced, pushing its best tracks down after a morass of prettier, more insipid melodies had fluffed you.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 3, 2012
    8
    A shade off of their brilliant debut, but this album is fantastic. I give it an 8 because it is not equal to their debut. It is 2/3 brilliant songs that carry over the sound and fun of the first album and 1/3 filler. Expand

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