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  • Summary: 'Skeleton' is the U.S. debut for the four-piece indie-rock group from Denmark, who have drawn comparisons to Built To Spill and Modest Mouse.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The stuff indie-rock fantasies are built on, with a gripping, theatrical sound that's like a hybrid of early Built To Spill and pre-Soft Bulletin Flaming Lips, adorned with pieces of the old Neil Young albums that inspired those bands in the first place.
  2. It's a feat the band manages to pull off again and again, track after track, over the course of Skeleton, and the true heart of the record: making the familiar seem fresh and giddy pop seem like indie manna.
  3. Although an amateur sound bleeds through all the songs on Skeleton it is obvious that this group of Danes take themselves seriously. It is that seriousness that makes this album so enjoyable, as it affords the band a certain degree of confidence in their quirkiness.
  4. If you ever enjoyed the accessible moments of long-standing US indie-pop acts such as Modest Mouse or Built To Spill, but longed for them to stop with the eight-minute wig-outs, Skeleton is probably the album you’ve been waiting for; from Denmark via America.
  5. It has sunshine in its music that isn't clichéd, a range of songs that never let the progression slow down or stagnate, and an array of emotional explorations that are refreshing and accomplished.
  6. What the band does best is still straight-ahead pop-rock. [#13, p.97]
  7. The frame is there, there's just not enough meat on the muscles of their Euro-jitter-pop.

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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. AlL
    May 19, 2006
    Delivery is reminiscent of built to spill and some riffs are near-copies of pixies and interpol. Nonetheless Skeleton rocks. Tighter than most BTS albums. One of the best of 2006. Expand
  2. AdamD
    Jul 30, 2006
    Snappy...clappy but not too chappy