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  • Summary: The Detroit band returns with a second album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. This is Electric Six's strongest work to date, and the fans who have stuck with them through their trials and tribulations won't be disappointed.
  2. 80
    Submit to these tongue-in-cheek disco-rock readymades and it's as if you're hearing irony and an ass-kicking backbeat for the very first time. [Mar 2006, p.112]
  3. It isn't the wall-to-wall bull's-eye of Fire, but it still has hits.
  4. 60
    Mileage left in the gag yet. [Apr 2005, p.108]
  5. Half the time, we get songs of ambiguous quality, with more filler lines than killer ones, a big change from Fire's all-or-nothing approach.... But when everything comes together, the results are massively more rewarding than anything on Fire.
  6. This album drops four consecutive hard rock stinkbombs to kick things off... Senor Smoke's saddest aspect, however, is its yearning for another dance-floor single.
  7. Difficult second album? In a way. In that it's difficult to listen to it without smashing your CD player to make it stop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. AlexK.
    Mar 1, 2008
    10
    This album has some great rock songs, but the musical direction and the musicians are different from the first record; people that give a low This album has some great rock songs, but the musical direction and the musicians are different from the first record; people that give a low rating do so mainly because they think all bands should stick to the same pattern over and over and over. Electric six changes on every record, and that's for the better. Expand
  2. BenK
    Feb 12, 2006
    10
    In 2003, The Electric Six put out an album that mocked rock while exemplifying everything that's great about it. Their follow up is more In 2003, The Electric Six put out an album that mocked rock while exemplifying everything that's great about it. Their follow up is more of the same. Senor Smoke features some songs from the Six's back catalog and some high quality new tracks. The label mishandled this album, the result of which was poor sales due to lack of promotion and a weak single in Radio Ga-Ga, arguably the album's weakest track. The latter, however, had no effect on the quality. Senor Smoke brings Valentine's lyrics to the forefront and the result is astounding. Fire showed only a hint of what Dick is capable of and fans will be pleased to know that a third release is scheduled for late 2006. One of the best releases of 2005 for sure. Expand
  3. TomG
    Feb 17, 2006
    10
    This is a solid rock album with lofty lyrics. I think that anyone that gives this album a low rating hasn't listened to it enough. Most This is a solid rock album with lofty lyrics. I think that anyone that gives this album a low rating hasn't listened to it enough. Most of these reviews don't justify the rating the goes with it anyway. If the album's so bad, why give it a forty and not a zero? Expand
  4. BrooksR
    Feb 21, 2006
    9
    Cant top their live show, but nonetheless, this album brings the funk, fun, and good get down dance music. Wakes me up better than coffee in Cant top their live show, but nonetheless, this album brings the funk, fun, and good get down dance music. Wakes me up better than coffee in the morning. Expand
  5. Michaelc
    Jul 21, 2006
    9
    Not quite as good as Fire, mainly because of "radio ga ga" which was a condition of the albums release and was not intended to be on the Not quite as good as Fire, mainly because of "radio ga ga" which was a condition of the albums release and was not intended to be on the album by the band. Critics that reviewed this are the worst ever. Expand
  6. PedroR
    Mar 19, 2006
    9
    It's got a place in my heart this one, don't overanalyse these guys, they are here for a good time not for a long time and if you It's got a place in my heart this one, don't overanalyse these guys, they are here for a good time not for a long time and if you just go for the ride you can have a truckload of laughing smiling jumping good time. Expand
  7. TonyK.
    Feb 11, 2006
    6
    average album, echo of debut only...

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