Reintegration Time - Shout Out Out Out Out
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  • Summary: The second full-length album for the Canadian band from Edmonton.
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  1. 70
    Although their name might seem like a stretch when requesting at your local record store, this album is worth a purchase.
  2. Reintegration Time‘s alright, but it’s no substitute for seeing these guys perform.
  3. They have the formula down, but 10 tracks of this gets a little tedious.
  4. Reintegration Time is a neat, reserved album, if not satisfying as a close approximation of the band's live sound, then as a more low-key exploration on a parallel path.
  5. It all adds up to a good but frustrating album of really solid highs and really annoying lows.
  6. 58
    The heavy-handed force of the latest effort to sonically disconstruct and reconstruct gets tiresome. [Spring 2009, p.103]
  7. They're fine when doing the burbling, instrumental stuff, only to lose marks for a couple duff guest vocals and over-reliance on vocoders. [Jun 2010, p.132]

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  1. DreadPirateRobert
    Jun 1, 2009
    9
    This band, which I shall call SO4 to save typing, is absolutely amazing live, and I was fully expecting a lame studio release to follow. While it's certainly not perfect, there are moments in here that almost capture that raw energy and unbridled enthusiasm. Seriously, they're nothing more joyful than to see a band having way too much fun performing. The album doesn't leave me grinning the way they do at a show, but I'd rather have a band that, if you've only heard the CD, will blow you away in concert. Plus, once they learn how to make a studio record, things are only going to get better. Expand