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  • Summary: The electronica duo from Brooklyn, New York, releases its fourth full-length album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. It's unusual to find a band equally at home with electronic funk and soft rock who can produce an album that will delight fans of either.
  2. 80
    Those who enjoyed "Noise Won't Stop" smoochier moments will relish Liquid Love. [Mar 2010, p.95]
  3. For Shy Child, synth-pop short-circuits the space between unreality and truth, the artificiality of its expanses allowing a sort of wide-eyed honesty that naturalism forecloses. That bittersweet sincerity sticks much harder than Liquid Love's sleek surfaces would ever suggest.
  4. It is an oddly affecting and [Dark Destiny is] a neat way to close out an album that, despite dropping the odd clanger, pillages the '80s with considerable style.
  5. Liquid Love is undoubtedly impressive, well-honed and slickly produced, and it’s shot through with a glowing joie de vivre. But it’s too smoothed and tidied.
  6. Cafarella's falsetto takes some getting used to, but the strategy pays off handsomly on the title track's chiimiing melody and the angular strut of recent single "Disconnected," even if the high point is actually DFA-worthy disco epic "Criss Cross." [May 2010, p.126]
  7. It’s Hall & Oates without the casual genius; Boy Crisis without the chutzpah; Junior Boys without the emotional baggage.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. DustinC
    Apr 13, 2010
    3
    When dance music is as generic as this, you better have good vocals. This doesn't.