Nothing's Lost - Styrofoam
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  • Summary: What happens when you team Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard with a cutting-edge electronica artist? Sure, you have the Postal Service, but you also have this new full-length from Arne Van Petegem's Styrofoam, which features multiple contributions not only from Gibbard, but also from Valerie Trebeljahr (Lali Puna), Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set), Markus Acher (The Notwist) and rapper Alias. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nothing’s Lost is a more stately affair, flaunting van Petegum’s growth as a producer without losing his child-like talent for awkward emulation.
  2. Nothing's Lost is heavier, denser and in its best moments, verges on pop nirvana.
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    Post-modern pop hasn't sounded this good since the Postal Service. [Dec 2004, p.110]
  4. A solid, if not predictable emo-tronic excursion.
  5. Styrofoam represents the part of the Morr Music roster where the first three letters of the label's name might as well stand for "middle of the road."
  6. The songs are stronger than ever. [Apr/May 2005, p.139]
  7. Nothing's Lost is a well-meaning record that just got its priorities mixed up. These tech'd-up tearjerkers can out bench press anyone in terms of sonic fodder, but the album is whiny, transparent, and a colossal hodgepodge.

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