P.D.A.

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  • Summary: This is the first full-length album for the San Francisco-based duo of Will Schwartz and Tomo Yasuda.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 80
    What elevates this bove a cheeky tribute is the unselfish sweetness that Schwartz mixes with his smarts. [Feb 2008, p.94]
  2. Schwartz's insinuating songwriting and appealingly mewling voice remain intact amid the grooves, which split the difference between low-tech, low-affect variations on modern R&B and early-'80s synth-pop.
  3. The joy and silliness are enough to keep the record out of sleazy Har Mar Superstar territory, but it also means that there is a serious lack of substance on the record.
  4. Designed as disposable pop, it’s getting less relevant with each passing minute.
  5. The songs feature countless tired hip-pop cliches: gratuitous scratching, tinny programmed beats, burbling keyboards and faux-sexy lyrics. [Mar 2008, p.147]
  6. Neither here nor there, the funklesss would-be dancefloor fodder of P.D.A. frankly comes off D.O.A.
  7. Simply put: the lyrics are simply too vacuous and cliched, the production tinny and lacking any real thump, and Scwhartz’ charm? Nowhere to be found.

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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. AllenB.
    Jan 29, 2008
    9
    PDA is a great pop album-kind of a meta commentary on pop culture but totally sincere at the same time.
  2. Lena
    Feb 7, 2008
    9
    Great songwriting. This music makes me happy.