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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the Canadian indie rock quartet from Vancouver.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    Brevity obviously suits them as the results are both evocative and sublime. [May 2008, p.111]
  2. So while Jagjaguwar may well release a below par record in 2008, Shots is not that record.
  3. While Driedeger and company still have a ways to go in crafting a distinct sound and generally tightening their writing (especially the lyrics), they're well on their way.
  4. After the surprising opening salvo, however, Shots clumsily bogs down in its desire to be big and rocking, even though any time Ladyhawk can be bothered to push the tempo.
  5. 62
    While Shots never delivers on its promotional material's promise of ushering in an uninhibited Bacchanalis, it doesn't crash either. [Winter 2008, p.96]
  6. The band gets bogged down far too often with a slow-verse-then-guitar-solo model, making Shots a nice overall listen but not much more.
  7. Ladyhawk just aren't memorable enough to stick in the mind as they could.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. globalbloor
    Apr 26, 2008
    7
    This isn't Ladyhawk's first album... it's the second and the first was better.
  2. MarcR.
    Apr 29, 2008
    7
    actually their second and their first was better and i am the only one who has it (HAHAHAHAHA)