Night On Fire - VHS or Beta
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  • Summary: The Louisville, KY retro-electronica outfit, who drew numerous Daft Punk comparisons with their 2002 EP 'Le Funk,' have transitioned into a dance-punk sound with this full-length debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 80
    Immediately transforms VHS or Beta from disco revivalists into one of rock's best new bands. [Oct 2004, p.130]
  2. VHS or Beta has made an album that truly sounds great, and that ought to be enough, though they will probably be called hacks and rip-off artists anyway.
  3. VHS Or Beta hit on a candy-coloured disco-funk previously only thought possible by men wearing daft robot masks. [9 Apr 2005, p.58]
  4. 68
    Still, without the pirate blouses and eyeliner... it's just homage, isn't it? [#12, p.99]
  5. An uneven but promising debut album that suggests that the group may still create something distinctive.
  6. VHS or BETA have moved on, like so many bands this year, to pillaging the dance-friendly template of late-80s Cure.
  7. The actual effect... is closer to a whinier Duran Duran, with even their slapped bass-driven grooves hobbled by the paper-thin production. [Apr 2005, p.124]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9