Santi - The Academy Is...
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  • Summary: This is the second LP for the Chicago emo band.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. [Their] just-edgy-enough indie punk has an endearing salty sweetness. [6 Apr 2007, p.77]
  2. An enjoyable next step for the Academy Is..., this album shows that the guys are still growing, but maybe just starting to figure themselves out.
  3. Sadly, TAI...'s surprise maturation isn't yet 100 per cent complete.
  4. Distinguishing themselves from the shadow of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and the like without sacrificing too many of the essential elements of their debut album, The Academy Is… have emerged as a band with ambition and the songwriting skill to match.
  5. 60
    While the lyrics are strictly study-hall (“I’m no gentleman/I can be a prick” = poetry!), TAI… separate from the emo wolf pack by cribbing furiously from ’70s rock.
  6. Most of the album is forgettable, or worse.
  7. 40
    There are awkward attempts at the strutting pomp rock of Queen, the pop reggae of the Police, and the wardrobe of the Strokes. [Apr 2007, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14