Promises Promises - Die! Die! Die!
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  • Summary: The sophomore album from the New Zealand trio.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. The venom is still there, and it's just as potent, but it tastes a little sweeter this time around.
  2. Definitely, a sense of danger, hunger and heat--qualities that so many current groups guilelessly miss. Bloc Party and other post-punk apostles should come gather at this altar, and prepare to kick the bucket.
  3. Quite frankly, after just one listen to Promises Promises, Die! Die! Die! could set fire to our first born and we’d still be staring at them in doe-eyed wonder. Cold showers necessary.
  4. Shattered, scattered voice and guitar can't help planting some bizarre memory garden of l-u-v.
  5. It may be considerably more commercial than their first album, but Promises Promises is, crucially, also much, much better.
  6. Die! Die! Die! craft a rickety balance between cacophony and attractive post-punk melody. [Mar 2008, p.136]
  7. It's like being hit over the head by a giant hammer in a neverending Itchy & Scrathy episode. [Jan 2009, p.113]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. RonT.
    Mar 4, 2008
    10
    A true mystery for me why this band doesn't get more recognition, amazing band, amazing record!
  2. JensL
    Feb 21, 2008
    9
    This album is fantastic, a real maturation from the ferocity of previous recordings.
  3. BennyG.
    Feb 28, 2008
    9
    this band needed to be recorded by an associate that captures their sonic sound assault and give them depth. congrats S.Carter and D!D!D!