Secret Wars - Oneida
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  • Summary: Brooklyn's Oneida has been around a bit longer (since 1997) than some of their fellow bands in the New York neo-garage/punk/new wave scene, and 'Secret Wars' marks their sixth LP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 100
    They channel experimental noise, acid-drenched riffs, and live-show spontaneity into a record of brilliantly crafted nuggets of lysergic rock that is easily their most consistent effort to date.
  2. A frenetic, opaque masterpiece that ranks in the upper echelons of post-rock primacy. [Apr 2004, p.96]
  3. Secret Wars is more than a good album. It's an incredible experience, taking you out of your daily life into a mysterious and mind-changing space.
  4. Secret Wars feels like a keeper, like an album I’ll pull out and play and still love ten years from now.
  5. A schizophrenic mess of maypole folk and motorik drive.
  6. All in all, expertly wobbling prog metal, constructed out of as few chords as possible.
  7. Secret Wars is a sobering demonstration of what repetition can do in the wrong hands, as the Brooklyn trio funnel the most endurance-testing excesses of Suicide, Can, Sonic Youth and stoner rock into a joyless, oppressive piece of work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BobbyG
    Jan 3, 2005
    9
    I don't remember listening something so heavy and yet melodic at he same time.
  2. daves
    Jan 18, 2005
    8
    One helluva pysch-rock noise as you could wish for. ideal for fans of Comets On Fire and ilk.