Places Like This - Architecture in Helsinki
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  • Summary: The Australian band's follow-up after its remix album, "We Died, They Remixed."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Places Like This is right up there with the year's best madcap adventures into dance and rock.
  2. This time, the energy is clear from the start, giving tracks like 'Heart It Races' and 'Lazy (Lazy)' the momentum to burst into the sonic equivalent of confetti.
  3. Architecture's instrumentation is more varied than ever before. Though they could've made another fine record by sticking to the simpler approach of their previous albums, it's refreshing to see a band take a more ambitious route, and do it well.
  4. 66
    Architecture's indulgent heart is the band’s strongest suit--and tracks like the vibrant 'Heart It Races' wouldn’t be half as good if Bird and company weren't willing to risk sounding a bit too sickly sweet sometimes.
  5. With such a sprawling array of instruments on offer, Places Like This is surprisingly one dimensional.
  6. 60
    The band offers their richest, most eclectic accompaniment yet. [Sep 2007, p.122]
  7. Unoriginal, haphazardly thrown together and lacking most of what could make it the least bit enjoyable, Places Like This just proves that Architecture in Helsinki is a one trick pony.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15