Shocking Pinks - Shocking Pinks
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  • Summary: New Zealand-based Nick Harte presents songs from his previously released EPs in this full-length album.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  1. Shocking Pinks' DFA debut is an auspicious one by a young artist who knows as much about loneliness as he does noisy pop classics.
  2. DFA are back on track with this chilled, intriguing record. As a compedium of two previous records, this is a sign of where Harte was.
  3. 80
    Harte's mixture of charisma, vulnerability and errant tunefulness holds everything together. [Nov 2007, p.95]
  4. Without question, part of Shocking Pinks' charm is the intimacy of its unpolished production values, but, with a little more patience and rigorous revision, it's easy to see Harte's best songs being even better.
  5. This compilation boasts all the assets of an insular bedroom aesthetic, from quasi-confessioal lyrics to ample experimentation with styles and sounds. [Fall 2007, p.81]
  6. Shocking Pinks is an intriguing introduction for listeners who want to catch up with [Harte's] ever-growing body of work.
  7. 60
    Revivalist? Sure, but this refreshing, smarter side of the late '80s has yet to be co-opted into a hipster fashion show.

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