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  • Summary: The first album in two years for the New York band (which shares three members with !!!) introduces a few vocals (from group members Phyllis Forbes and Molly Schnick) and drum machines into the mix for the first time.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
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  1. Out Hud’s shift to house-pop may not be the group ‘coming into its own,’ but it does throw aside the burden of influences that S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D. had attached to it.
  2. Different and perhaps more mature than S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D., this recent release from Out Hud measures out a liquid pulse, fervently paying homage to their antecedents and feverishly shaking their asses.
  3. Steps up the electronica angle and moves forward into territory both more danceable and sonically challenging. [#9]
  4. The results are simultaneously crisp and disorienting, teasing with a familiarity that quickly recedes behind complex second thoughts. [21 Mar 2005]
  5. 70
    Without seeming pretentious or curated, Out Hud is making dance music that feels "important." [#67, p.110]
  6. If you want to dance, then Out Hud are your outfit of choice.
  7. Sounds anemic. [May 2005, p.138]

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  1. aaronharrisaharris08
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    i loved it. first exposure to these folks hit with !!! louden up now and this is a very nice progression.
  2. DoolyoN
    Apr 20, 2005
    10
    The vocals by Phyllis Forbes are great. Isn't she the pretty one? I love "Old Nude", I wonder where they got that title.
  3. EliL
    Mar 31, 2005
    9
    Albums like this help form the much-needed bridge from dance music's ten year run to the more modern funked-up rock sound. Ravers are Albums like this help form the much-needed bridge from dance music's ten year run to the more modern funked-up rock sound. Ravers are like an STD. Expand
  4. zingzingzingzing
    Oct 14, 2005
    9
    One of the best synthpop albums of this decade. better than junior boys or whatever other serious contenders you can think of... seems that One of the best synthpop albums of this decade. better than junior boys or whatever other serious contenders you can think of... seems that the boys(and girls) of the !!!/outhud collective are some of the most interesting at play these days... Expand
  5. RavingLunatic
    Mar 22, 2005
    8
    I've listened to this album several times. There are some very good songs, mostly the longer ones, but I'm baffled as to why they I've listened to this album several times. There are some very good songs, mostly the longer ones, but I'm baffled as to why they would include some very weak vocals that detract from the album immeasurably. Other than that though, a solid album, but not as good as STREET DAD because of the vocals. Expand
  6. RussellS
    Mar 26, 2005
    8
    If new Order were 20 years younger and liked chicks more than ecstasy you might get something more akin to this punkateria dance pit. If new Order were 20 years younger and liked chicks more than ecstasy you might get something more akin to this punkateria dance pit. Throbbing, reveling, innocent, intentional, and almost necessary make repeated listening essential. It does pays dividends though. Expand
  7. LeonardoF
    Mar 22, 2005
    6
    Some of the songs (especially the ones with vocals), sound like a tired Tom Tom Club.

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