Not Them, You

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  • Summary: Dave Fridmann produced the Baltimore jam band's latest.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Not Them, You brims with all the bravado and swagger that its title suggests.
  2. 16 sonorous, brooding alternative-rock tracks that are as open and experimental as they are rocked out and catchy.
  3. Not Them, You is one of those rare records that rewards on both repeated listens and initial forays.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Evoke[s] ancient groups like Love or Traffic. [23 Sep 2005, p.87]
  5. Alternative Press
    60
    Organic improvisational acts instinctively know which sonic snippets to expand--Lake Trout need to rediscover this ability. [Oct 2005, p.156]
  6. The band’s energy works alongside unusual arrangements and crisply recorded instruments.
  7. Under The Radar
    50
    With OK Computer widely available--and more compelling efforts from Calla, Kasabian and Interpol--this one sounds pretty optional. [#11, p.115]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SimonC
    Dec 26, 2006
    10
    I came to this album late but it's a stone cold classic American album. It delivers on every level and and explores every hinterland of I came to this album late but it's a stone cold classic American album. It delivers on every level and and explores every hinterland of modern music with supreme confidence and a renegade artistic flair. Beautifully constructed songs that rock, flow, transform and ooze power. Why aren't you cats digging it? Expand
  2. JoaquimB
    Oct 7, 2005
    8
    Not as raw as "Another One Lost," but there are some gems: "Shiny Wrapper", "Now We Know", and "Peel." But, the main point is that they Not as raw as "Another One Lost," but there are some gems: "Shiny Wrapper", "Now We Know", and "Peel." But, the main point is that they continue to produce music that runs against the current current. They deserve a wide following. Collapse