Our Thickness - The Russian Futurists
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  • Summary: Mathew Adam Hart's quirky one-man bedroom-pop band (think Magnetic Fields) returns with a third album.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Hart’s multiple layers of sound keep his unadventurous song structures from becoming trite; though Our Thickness is pure verse-chorus-verse-chorus fare with no flashy bridges or codas, it will still take months to dive into every piece of instrumentation.
  2. When I say “melancholy masterpiece” I mean “beautiful, melodic progressive pop bombast with realistically contemplative lyrics," not “Damien Rice."
  3. The best numbers show Hart gaining subtle confidence as a composer without feeling the need to break the mold completely.
  4. An exuberantly echoing starburst of lo-fi twee-pop gone grand.
  5. This album is a lot more than just a singer/songwriter's romantic confessions but not quite the grandiose rock of The Flaming Lips and Beck, but The Russian Futurists have carved a nice little niche somewhere in between.
  6. If you haven't discovered the group yet, by all means snap up this lush slab of synth pop.
  7. 50
    Taken in one sitting, Our Thickness is just wearying. [#68, p.110]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. EricD
    May 15, 2005
    10
    This album is the best of his three, I've yet to read anything close to a bad review of the Russian Futurists
  2. davef
    Jul 18, 2005
    10
    I really like this, never heard the other albums, but this is really fresh.
  3. GarethJ
    May 16, 2005
    10
    Fucking right it's a 10!
  4. daniels
    Jun 15, 2005
    10
    ten, that's right. i'm still working my way through the lyric card!
  5. coreyd
    Jun 28, 2005
    10
    check out still life...need more proof it's a 10?
  6. johnh
    May 21, 2005
    7
    i would consider giving 'let's get ready to crumble' a 10, but this sounds exactly the same as the other 2 albums. seriously. i would consider giving 'let's get ready to crumble' a 10, but this sounds exactly the same as the other 2 albums. seriously. the same thing, the same formula. Expand
  7. JoeC
    May 31, 2005
    2
    He has a few catchy hooks, but this is more noise than actual music. He could use a producer.

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