Rabbit Habits

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  • Summary: The third album for the Philadelphia band is its first on the Anti label.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Rabbit Habits struck me most where it rescues the jazziness that's sorely missing from 2006's "Six Demon Bag." At the same time, though, the band continues to develop some productive tendencies from that sophomore outing.
  2. They're brainy about their alienation, they're funny about their alienation, and when they bitch about their relationships their post- or pre-alt normality is exceptionally refreshing.
  3. Alternative Press
    Peeling back the layers of boom-zydeco and soulcholia on songs like 'El Azteca' and 'Easy Eats Or Dirty Doctor Galapogos,' you'll find a ramshackle genius in the bans's new wave kitchen-rock. [May 2008, p.134]
  4. Blender
    The tunes are basically chants and the drumming is more straight-ahead than "tribal" and when the vibraphone trips in after 40 seconds of 'The Ballad of Butter Bean,' you may not bust a gut laughing, but you'll probably grin. [June 2008, p.75]
  5. Although the production isn’t what it would be if my dreams were made reality, Rabbit Habits is a respectable re-creation with chops cookin’ allova the place.
  6. The exhumed-vaudevillian theatrics are still here, but by now they're starting to sound almost natural.
  7. 40
    Lacking a balance between pretty and ugly, their experimental alchemy is scabrously tiring, with cacophonous fragments that never connect. [Apr 2008, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JeromeW.
    Apr 12, 2008
    This is the best album I have ever heard. Genius in every fashion in such an original way.
  2. A.Nonymous
    Apr 12, 2008
    This album is weird and eclectic, but you'll have no trouble dancing to it. It's the strangest pop record you'll hear this This album is weird and eclectic, but you'll have no trouble dancing to it. It's the strangest pop record you'll hear this year, but it's also one of the best. Expand
  3. AidanW.
    Apr 11, 2008
    While not as weird as Six Demon Bag, Rabbit Habits is still a very solidly weird album.
  4. MohandasC.
    Apr 14, 2008
    Captures some of the insanity of their live performances.