Sex Change - Trans Am
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  • Summary: The ironic Washington, D.C. post-rockers return with their first album in three years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 82
    Sex Change channels all of your Jan Hammer and Harold Faltermeyer dreams into dystopian perfection. [#24, p.92]
  2. Easily their best album since 2000's Red Line.
  3. [It] ends up being some of Trans Am's most satisfying work yet.
  4. That this album could just as easily have come out in 1985 is no detriment to its consistently entertaining songs. [24 Feb 2007]
  5. If you're a fan of the group through thick and thin, there will definitely be enough to love here. If you want to know the best place to start with Trans Am, that place is still Futureworld.
  6. Sex Change is uneven from song to song, but name a Trans Am record that isn't. What's something here is the smoothness with which the record evens out as a whole.
  7. 30
    The synths and cheese riffs have dawdled so far down the path of meaningless self-abuse that they give all forms of masturbation a bad name. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.81]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Maria
    Mar 7, 2007
    10
    Totally cool album. Trans Am rocks!
  2. vaske
    Mar 25, 2007
    10
    All of their albums were pretty good but this is simply great. These guys know how to make good music. 4738 degrees- the song of the year!!!
  3. pg
    Feb 20, 2007
    9
    such great texture- sounds so good.
  4. StuartS.
    Nov 17, 2007
    9
    This album is awesome, a great one to play very loud. Some critics like to waste time writing about how Trans Am are a joke band, ironic, or whatever. Forget about all that, just stand in awe of the amazing drumming, fat buzzing electronics and general grand intensity of the whole thing. These rock insanely hard. Expand
  5. RichEP
    Feb 27, 2007
    8
    don't write these guys off as the American Add (n) to X its much more than that!
  6. ReidM
    Mar 20, 2007
    8
    Pretty good stuff that goes from full on electronics to banging out rockin' guitars.
  7. Giterdone
    Feb 22, 2007
    3
    Yikes...Urb has it right with this one. The current Metascore is very generous....avoid like the plague

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