Klang - The Rakes
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  • Summary: The third album for the British indie-rock band was recorded in Berlin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 80
    The band’s decampment to Berlin to record has resulted in a concise statement of renewed interest, resulting in a debate between life expectancy and boredom, and a brief mutation into Roxy Music.
  2. The surprise is how good those tunes are, from urgent opener 'You're in It' to the terrific, breakneck 'That's the Reason.'
  3. Klang has a clarity of purpose, its songs structured with military precision.
  4. 60
    The group's final album (they broke up in October) still punches like a champ, with sharp bursts of intelligent energy.
  5. 60
    Klang is a step in the right direction. [May 2009, p.69]
  6. Their third album is another bony bundle of modern neuroses. [Apr 2009, p.108]
  7. Shallow and unfunny third album from london boys

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. KieranK.
    May 26, 2009
    9
    I hated it at first, absolutely hated it. but a few more listens and now i can't stop playing it! so clever, fun and catchy.
  2. chrisl
    Apr 2, 2009
    9
    Full of energy, like the first record, and catchy melodies like on the second one - great.
  3. tomc
    Apr 17, 2009
    8
    Much better than their last album. Lean, mean, and very tuneful (after a couple listens).
  4. mikeg
    Apr 1, 2009
    3
    I don't know what the hell happened. The first two albums were catchy and full of energy, this album is horrible.