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  • Summary: The Berlin-based duo named after the video director releases its second album.
  • Record Label: Hippos in Tanks
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock
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  1. May 18, 2011
    80
    Their music is an improbably addictive miasma of chopped-up spoken-word fragments and spectral electronica. [May 2011, p.110]
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    While, for some, two spoken-word tracks--Untitled and Untitled (And Your Batty's So Round)--may bring to mind nothing so much as Baz Luhrmann's Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen), others may find it all strangely addictive.
  3. Apr 11, 2011
    75
    One Nation may not demand repeated spins, but its lack of form and formality is refreshing.
  4. Apr 11, 2011
    64
    At its best, One Nation sounds like a beat tape left to crackle for a decade in somebody's garage, a kind of post-Chronic spin on one of those far-out late 70s dub-inflected collaborative krautrock LPs. But other times it feels like a series of conceptual curios that seems to think holding the listener at arm's length might even be too close.
  5. 60
    Lacking as it does the songwriting spark of Ariel Pink, the record lacks cohesion.
  6. Apr 13, 2011
    60
    Curdled cuts of lover's R&B are oddly beguiling, but best are the dancier cuts like "Warlord," a blissful excursion in strobing percussion and luxurious, frothy synths. [May 2011, p.88]
  7. Aug 17, 2011
    60
    One Nation's ability to alternate and combine insolence with detachment yields moments of inspired incongruity. [Jul 2011, p.49]

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