Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

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  • Summary: This debut album from the Norwegian shoegaze six-piece marks the inaugural release by the new record label from UK website Playlouder. Sufjan Stevens guests.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. One of the few albums that deserves its Pitchfork-generated hype. [Jul 2006, p.204]
  2. It should not take the seasoned listener too long to grasp that Serena Maneesh transcend the narrow boundaries of shoegaze.
  3. Sure, this speaker-frying style has been done before, but rarely with such confidence. [12 May 2006, p.83]
  4. What truly makes this album stand out is the group’s sense of control.
  5. 80
    The group maintains its own modern, unique sound while capturing and reimagining the familiar. [May 2006, p.95]
  6. Serena-Maneesh sounds like the kind of record many bands spend their entire careers trying to create.
  7. 40
    There are interesting moments... but too often they're smothered in a formless buzz of guitar, samples, voilin, harmonica--you name it. [Jul 2006, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. thedude
    Jul 1, 2006
    10
    I love the album, I love teir kin'da punk^^
  2. anaximandert
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    Great!!!!
  3. MihaiV
    Aug 17, 2006
    10
    Excellent. Very close to a masterpiece. It's true that classifying it as shoegaze is debateable. It's so much more.
  4. Spookrijder
    Jun 15, 2006
    9
    We don't have to wait anymore that My Bloody Valentine finally comes back, Serena-Maneesh made it and transcend the genre. And still it looks like everything coming from Norway is just brilliant, think about Supersilent, Hanne Hukkelberg, SPUNK, Fe-mail, Anja Garbarek, Jaga Jazzist, The Shining, Noxagt and so on. Expand
  5. Garrett
    Sep 8, 2006
    8
    Sounds like more upbeat, energetic MBV. I like this album a lot, it's not amazing but it's definitely good :D
  6. antoniop
    Jun 23, 2006
    7
    It's a very good album, but the shadow of My bloody valentine and Spiritualized it is too much evident.
  7. AbdulaS
    Jun 30, 2006
    1
    This is a album that is overated!To much "oh, where so special" effects and crap...buu!

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