Oxeneers Or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Image
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  • Summary: The Seattle band (who apparently suffer from either an unusual genetic problem or severe hallucinations) make their full-length debut with this disc.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. These Arms Are Snakes have clearly created a distinct sound and are doing something only the Blood Brothers can come close to right now in terms being interesting, inventive and still rocking hard.
  2. A challenging debut that sidesteps inflated expectations by staying close to the group's established sound while still demonstrating a flexibility conducive to future musical development.
  3. This is an updated version of Drive Like Jehu, often faster, angrier, and, conversely, more sparse and peaceful.
  4. 60
    Freak[s] out thoughtfully. [Oct 2004, p.129]
  5. Even if Oxeneers doesn't move you, it'll surely floor you. [Dec 2004, p.157]
  6. They simply don't know when to say when. The result turns interesting compositions into over-produced tracks that are weighed down by too many competing ideas.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. joe
    Mar 28, 2005
    10
    Amazing CD, and great in concert. Not much else out there thats close to this.
  2. bryan
    Nov 1, 2004
    7
    i'm not so sure about the cd, but the pitchfork review appears to be written by a frosh scribe intent on unnecessary verbosity.
  3. BenD
    Jul 4, 2005
    6
    The first couple of tracks are okay, but the album quickly turns into one of the most repetitive things that I have ever heard. Almost all of the songs follow the same structure and beat. It's hard to tell which song is which. Expand