Never - Micachu & the Shapes
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  • Summary: The second studio release from the British trio led by Mica Levi was produced by the band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aug 20, 2012
    80
    Inevitably some of the surprised factor has worn off for their second album but it's still an exhilarating collision of ideas. [Sep 2012, p.105]
  2. Jul 24, 2012
    80
    This is pop music, pure and simple: smarter, stranger than your average fare, no doubt, but don't confuse its oddness for inscrutable obtuseness.
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    80
    Micachu and the Shapes are fun. Their new album is fun.
  4. Jul 25, 2012
    80
    Never is frank, fearless, and restless--a 14-song rattle bag of damaged samples, uneasy hooks, intuitive melody, and dry humor.
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    70
    Whether or not Never is a record you'll want to revisit that often is a moot point, but its ability to hit like a spring-mounted boxing glove to your peripheral vision is hardly in doubt.
  6. Jul 30, 2012
    70
    Levi's gift lays in kitschy nuance that is inherently pleasurable. And by diving into more conventional songs on Never, she loses a bit of this endearing personality.
  7. Jul 20, 2012
    60
    'Never' walks a fine line between experimental and exasperating.

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