Rolling Blackouts - The Go! Team
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Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: The U.K.'s eclectic music group -- led by founding member/beatmaker Ian Parton -- fuses funky rhythms, hip hop, soul and noise rock together for a melding of styles with pop sensibilities still in tact.
  • Record Label: Memphis Industries
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    If the Go! Team can make a record this much fun, with this much style and skill, with this many well-chosen collaborators, and with this many hit songs every couple years, by the time they are done we'll be voting them into the Brilliant Pop Hall of Fame.
  2. 83
    Rolling Blackouts, is a breathless mix of scrappy guitars, girl-group harmonies, and funky horns. It might seem nostalgic if it didn't sound so now.
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    A sample-heavy hodgepodge of indie rock, hip-hop, garage rock and mature instrumentals fills out the rest of this joyous album whose almost wistful title track near the end brings everything together in the most satisfying way.
  4. Jan 27, 2011
    Their diverse third release occasionally finds new ways to induce grins.
  5. 70
    Rolling Blackouts doesn't move away from what the Go! Team is known for. Instead, this is a snapshot of a band both honing their skills and creating a fun piece of music.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    Guest vocalists save giddy, sampling sextet from "more of the same old" charges. [Feb. 2011, p. 97]
  7. Rolling Blackouts sees them doing what The Go! Team do: flailing and yelping like meth-addicted Energiser bunnies, which, as you may have figured, is not a compliment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 20, 2011
    "Rolling Blackouts" is a stellar collection of songs that range in their scope and drive. Standout moments include the guest appearances by Deerhoof front woman (Secretary Song) and Bethany from Best Coast (Buy Nothing Day). Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2011
    "Rolling Blackouts" is another original gem from The Go! Team. The true value of this recording is that they bravely cast their net to a vast potential audience by mashing myriad styles and yet still retain the focus to deliver some excellent songs.

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