Panic Movement - The Hiss
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  • Summary: They may sound like Brit rockers (Oasis comes to mind), but this four-piece led by singer Adrian Barrera comes from Atlanta. Owen Morris (Oasis) produced this debut disc.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. The whole thing fizzes with a wired guitars-on-sleeve honesty and an artful intelligence more akin to The Mars Volta after an emergency jazzectomy thanThe Datsuns’ deadheaded dolt rock.
  2. Talk about a debut album, Panic Movement is worth more than just NME hype.
  3. Marrying a knack for hummable melodies to a much-needed dose of sincerity, The Hiss hammers their tunes home with a sense of urgency on par with their classic rock and Brit-pop idols.
  4. Barrera's vocals lack the sneer to carry the heavier moments, and a couple of songs are little more than lame US rock-lite. [Oct 2003, p.106]
  5. Alternately too predictable and too quirky, Panic Movement reveals the Hiss as an ambitious band that can't always deliver on its goals.
  6. The Hiss are not bad per se, but they add yet another corpse to a coffin that should have been nailed shut months ago.
  7. Panic Movement is far too samey and too much emphasis is put on the lyrics, which are not the Hiss' strong suit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. rickr
    Jul 5, 2005
    10
    saw the hiss last year supportting jet and they blew them away any plans for a second album
  2. JordanS
    May 10, 2005
    8
    great debut album! can only hope that their next record tops this as some songs are a bit of a let down