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  • Summary: The indie rockers' second release of 2006 is a song-for-song recreation of Harry Nilsson's alcohol-fueled, John Lennon-produced, 1974 album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Pussy Cats reveals facets of the Walkmen's personality that their originals haven't explored. [Dec 2006, p.189]
  2. 80
    The record is just as uneven as the original and perhaps that's just the right way to pay homage. [Nov 2006, p.128]
  3. Like the first version, you sense the party was more fun to attend than Pussy Cats Starring The Walkmen is to hear.
  4. 70
    Just as winningly sloppy as its source material. [Nov 2006, p.104]
  5. While the covers of Nilsson's originals ("Don't Forget Me," "Black Sails") are still mostly sad-eyed, plodding downers, the covers of the covers take off.
  6. Do they embarrass themselves? Not in the least. But they do raise the question of why this album even needs to be heard outside the band themselves, and why it should be in stores.
  7. While Hamilton Leithauser's hoarse yowl perfectly suits the plastered proceedings, the late Nilsson woudl likely have settled for a less sincere form of flattery. [Nov 2006, p.81]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3