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  • Summary: The debut full-length album for the trio from Davis, California was produced by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof).
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  1. More than half of this album is mind-blowing, so it would be nice to leave Sholi with a brain buzzing with that same intrigue, confusion and happiness.
  2. Their self-titled LP is diaphanous and elusive, but leaves the listener deeply moved nonetheless.
  3. Deerhoof's powerful drummer Greg Saunier, who produced the project, got some of the album's most head-spinning moments from Sholi drummer Jonathon Bafus.
  4. They’ve done quite a bit with a debut, made something hooky enough to stick in your head, and built-up enough to stay there for quite a while.
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    Sholi deftly incorporates eerie groans, math-rock guitars, la-la sing-alongs, and frenetic drum lines.
  6. When Bafus isn't pushing from the back, everything falls slack, and the album blurs into gray. Individual moments stand out, but Sholi isn't an album you immerse yourself in as much as notice from time to time.
  7. The trouble is that their debut album is saturated with the kind of contrived angst that seems to always maintain a level of popularity with upper-middle class white kids who don't pay their own bills yet. [Mar 2009, p.107]

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