Partie Traumatic - Black Kids
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: The quintet from Jacksonville, Florida, releases its debut album produced by Bernard Butler.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Listen to your body tonight. They made themselves up, and they're strictly for real.
  2. Partie Traumatic is a very good debut that manages to earn a huge chunk of the hype that was thrown willy-nilly in the band's direction.
  3. The Florida band's music is pleasingly random, too. One minute they're new romantics or dour indie kids, then, before youve had a chance to draw breath, they're apeing the Ronettes.
  4. Partie Traumatic is the sexiest, most outrageous outright pop album of ’08 so far, hard not to love and (seemingly) even easier to lay.
  5. None of it is revolutionary, and all of it is so steeped in early-'80s new wave that it's tempting to dismiss Black Kids as mere revivalists. But their revisions have verve.
  6. As far as eagerly anticipated debuts go, Partie Traumatic is loose and unforced in its extreme eagerness to please.
  7. Black Kids are trying too hard, plain and simple.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18