Smoke & Mirrors - The Datsuns
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

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  • Summary: The New Zealand rock band returns with a third album.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Now they are finally more punchy than punchable. [Nov 2006, p.140]
  2. Surprisingly lean, vibrant and enjoyable.
  3. 60
    Some of their poppiest songs to date. [Nov 2006, p.106]
  4. 60
    Their forte remains unashamed headbanger action. [Nov 2006, p.114]
  5. A short, sharp blast of snotty fun that suggests the party is not over yet.
  6. For the most part it's clear that the New Zealanders have lost what sense of direction or purpose they had left. [7 Oct 2006, p.39]
  7. There are gospel singers, there are elements of Zepplin'y mysticism, and there are swampy Cajun tinged bits, but nothing hides the fact that it's too little too late.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4