Moment Bends - Architecture in Helsinki
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  • Summary: The Australian avante-garde group release a fourth album of inventive and diverse dance-punk merged with an indie-pop sound.
  • Record Label: Downtown
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Twee Pop
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The regression in complexity seems to underscore the band's endorsement of arrested development as the secret to eternal youth. Their perpetual glee suggests that maybe they're onto something.
  2. Consistently being an upbeat adult isn't exactly an easy thing to do and at least here the band show that they can mature without having to completely forget who they once were.
  3. May 4, 2011
    72
    The record plays like an old mixtape: a few songs you dig, a few you forget, and two or three you can't stop playing, that you can't keep from becoming part of a night the pictures can't do justice, of a packed dance-floor, of a girl you didn't kiss, of a midnight drive.
  4. May 2, 2011
    60
    My problem is that AIH don't really give much away. There isn't any real personality on show. It could be any musicians.
  5. May 6, 2011
    60
    Never afraid to cop a new style or try something that might not work, Architecture in Helsinki has thrown listeners for a loop yet again.
  6. May 3, 2011
    58
    The new record goes too far toward buffing out the quirks of its predecessor, mistaking studio compression and unexciting genre exercises for more focused songwriting.
  7. 30
    It's always admirable when an artist or a band attempts to create a piece of music that differs from what came before. Unfortunately for Architecture in Helsinki, their new work fails as a cohesive whole, salvaged only by two or three songs here and there.

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