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  • Summary: The first album of new music in seven years from the Velvet Underground co-founder includes a song featuring Danger Mouse.
  • Record Label: Double Six
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Experimental Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Dec 5, 2012
    90
    The world Cale has created here is conflicted and weird, but it's also fascinating.
  2. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    It's an album that combines the 70-year-old's experience with the glee of a small child.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    It all sounds closer to 1990s David Bowie studio funk than the man who once went commando with the likes of Sabotage/Live and Music For A New Society. [Nov 2012, p.71]
  4. Dec 5, 2012
    75
    The freshness of Shifty Adventures owes to his love of surprise and subversion.
  5. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    The steady pace of mid-tempo tracks might deter some listeners; although there are tinges of mischief, a sudden shift in pace would certainty elevate the listen.
  6. 60
    This is far from conventional rock, but it's rock as viewed through Cale's dark shades and skewed outsider sensibility and as such, one of his more successful and consistent outings.
  7. Dec 5, 2012
    40
    While Nookie Wood suggests lusty concupiscence, naughtiness, and vim, these conjurations are foundered by big production and mastering straight out of 90s alt-pop radio

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