No Shouts, No Calls - Electrelane
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  • Summary: This is the fourth studio album for the all-female four-piece from Brighton, England.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. No Shouts, No Calls isn’t just their most song-based work, it’s also their most romantic.
  2. 84
    Warmer than previous efforts. [#25, p.102]
  3. It's a collection of tiny, almost unnoticeable changes that make this record so much more solid than its predecessors.
  4. On No Shouts, No Calls, the Krautrock-esque sonics of the band's last album have been fused with The Power Out's flair for continental pop, but it's the guitars that sing loudest.
  5. 70
    Aggressive bursts of noise and fantastic harmonic singing make this record sound like the result of a happy accident rather than a long-pondered academic exercise. [Apr 2007, p.94]
  6. 70
    Even when Electrelane ditch the cheer completely, they inspire more smiles than growls. [Jun 2007, p.92]
  7. If the singing improves [over the course of the CD] though, the band's penchant for turning every tune in a proggy wig-out, does not.

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  1. LeoF
    May 8, 2007
    10
    i want more!
  2. josephm
    May 10, 2007
    10
    I've followed new music pretty closely this year, and I have to say that this is easily the most enjoyable, all the way through, full-length I've heard so far - and that's saying a U.S. ton because there's been a lot of great new music. Yeah, this album's fresh, but it's also familiar and doesn't tire like a lot of the stuff coming out this year that's trying to be something new, rather then itself. The playing is great, the melodies rich with all sorts of hope and emotions. I've seen this band live, and they slay. I'd love to see them now at this new peak, and this album deserves your attention. If you're a romantic, or understand what somebody means when they talk about yearning, then this music just might be for you. If you prefer songs about love and life, and real poetic existence, then this just might be what you've been looking for. Expand
  3. HarryG.
    Oct 26, 2007
    10
    Excellent consistency in this record, dare I say accessible compared to Rocket to the Moon or Axes, but enjoyable - at least my favorite album of the year. Expand
  4. Mr.Hankey
    May 8, 2007
    9
    Two Words: Fucking Ace!
  5. shaank.
    Jul 17, 2007
    8
    I thought it was great. The album had a lot more uplifting to it unlike The Power Out but still amazing. I love Electrelane and will live and die by them! Expand
  6. susiek
    Jun 27, 2007
    8
    Wonderful driving music. I look forward to hearing more from this band.
  7. JTR
    Jun 28, 2007
    6
    Clear Stereolab moments aside there are moments where musicianship actually comes into question. It seems unlikely that a bad playing together this long should have so many awkward missed beats and ques that make them sound like ameteurs, not a tightly knit group. Their pop sense is keen, or at least well studied, but being a Stereolab fan of some 12 years, there is nothing really that new here. Maybe that's not really fair to compare, but our brains are difference machines. Still and all, this is a nice album. Expand

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