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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
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  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. If you haven't discovered the group yet, by all means snap up this lush slab of synth pop.
  6. 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.
  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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