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  • Summary: Contributions from Bonde do Role's Marina Ribatski, Solex, the Double Dutch Divas, Rapper's Delight Club, and Public Enemy's Chuck D appear on the second album from the British group.
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
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  1. What lends Proof of Youth a whiff of genius is its ability to evoke exuberant innocence without making your teeth ache.
  2. It's hard to pick a favorite track from the album. It simply all works on Proof of Youth.
  3. Proof of Youth is a pretty spectacular continuation of some of the most exciting, innovative sounds around.
  4. Youth will delight newcomers to the Team--but it's a shame the group's sound is already stuck on repeat. [21 Sep 2007, p.84]
  5. It's the rare band that can switch from sampled music to live with no loss in riffage as they do here, and the almost-famous names who hitch themselves to Ninja's vocals do themselves a solid.
  6. Proof Of Youth was made for rolling back the years and the rug, not chin-stroking contemplation. If shredded Axminster was The Go! Team's aim here, then mission well and truly accomplished.
  7. 40
    While there's something joyful in the cacophony, the songs remain window dressing on the spectacle. [Oct 2007, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. DanB.
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    Brilliant. This band is without peer or precedent.
  2. AndréP
    Sep 15, 2007
    10
    album of the year
  3. DW
    Sep 12, 2007
    10
    Fans of their first record won't be disappointed, and that's saying quite a lot! "Thunder, Lightning Strike" was incredible, and Fans of their first record won't be disappointed, and that's saying quite a lot! "Thunder, Lightning Strike" was incredible, and "Proof Of Youth" compares very favorably. It's music that is both exciting and relaxing, modern yet retro. There's not a weak track on the album. even the 3 bonus songs are good. (The remix of "Grip Like A Vice" is unexceptional.) I wouldn't give a 10 rating if I didn't think it was deserved, but the more I thought about it, I just couldn't justify giving it a lower score! Best album of 2007 so far. Expand
  4. LukeC
    Sep 16, 2007
    10
    This album is simply immense. It starts where "Thunder, Lightning, Strike" left off - and in no way is that a bad thing. 'Keys To The This album is simply immense. It starts where "Thunder, Lightning, Strike" left off - and in no way is that a bad thing. 'Keys To The City' is one of the most danceable songs I've heard in yonks and to all the people who say they haven't progressed, what do you want them to do? Throw in the kitchen sink? To be honest, they probably could and this would still be pretty unbelivable. Expand
  5. calebx
    Sep 11, 2007
    9
    they're not reinventing the wheel here but damn this records a lot of fun.
  6. Chris
    Sep 17, 2007
    9
    I can't help but moving when I listen to their music. Likewise, I can't help but smile at the same time. Just great fun music. I can't help but moving when I listen to their music. Likewise, I can't help but smile at the same time. Just great fun music. Definitely in my top 10 this year. Expand
  7. Alex
    Sep 11, 2007
    6
    This is good but it has already been done, nothing ever really grabs me. Everything sounds the same and it gets boring fast. They need expansion!

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