Lenses - Soft Metals
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  • Band members: Patricia Hall, Ian Hicks
  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based electronic duo of Patricia Hall and Ian Hicks self-produced and recorded their second full-length release.
  • Record Label: Captured Tracks
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Aug 20, 2013
    80
    This is body music, sure, but not for crowds of people eager to move--this is music to spend the night in to.
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    80
    Combining a driving beat with melancholy vocals may not exactly be anything new in pop music, but the juxtaposition of the two here elicits an entrancing state more conducive to impassioned swaying than outright dancing.
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    80
    Patricia Hall and Ian Hicks have found the perfect balance between the moody and the danceable, making the whole home clubbing experience all the more realistic.
  4. 70
    There’s no doubt that Soft Metals know their genre well, and through all the creepiness, there’s a kind of joy in hearing two young musicians in their element.
  5. Jul 17, 2013
    70
    It’s an album for a seductive but thoughtful loft party.
  6. Jul 16, 2013
    70
    Even if Lenses' individual tracks remain as foggy as dry ice on the dancefloor, as a whole the album brings Soft Metals' music into focus, revealing them as a tighter, more versatile group in the process.
  7. Jul 16, 2013
    35
    While this could have been a record defined by atmosphere, the near-absence of energy and long, formless instrumental sections will have listeners tuning out long before it hits any sort of stride.

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