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  • Summary: This third album for the Brooklyn five-piece post-punk/dance-punk outfit was produced by Max Heyes (Ocean Colour Scene, Doves).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Both infectiously danceable and highly intelligent.
  2. Their zeal is such that, for the most part, we can overlook their failure to be flawless.
  3. They sound like they actually mean it. [11 Sep 2004, p.57]
  4. Stealing of a Nation is a slick, calculated record that misses its target on all accounts.
  5. 40
    Roman's politically spiked lyrics sound shrugged-off and flimsy. [Sep 2004, p.141]
  6. Radio 4 show a real lack of gusto. [28 Oct 2004, p.98]
  7. Shows how slavish reproduction curdles into artistic bankruptcy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. HenryB
    Feb 16, 2005
    6
    Ironic now that post-9/11 political protest is in full swing Radio 4 make their most passive and soul-less record to date. You only hope that Ironic now that post-9/11 political protest is in full swing Radio 4 make their most passive and soul-less record to date. You only hope that live they can salvage some of the magic displayed on 2001's 'Gotham!' Expand
  2. FlinchBot
    Apr 26, 2006
    0
    The worst record I have hear din years. I wanted to turn it off after the second song, but kept it in hoping to find any redeeming value in The worst record I have hear din years. I wanted to turn it off after the second song, but kept it in hoping to find any redeeming value in this. I want an hour of my life back, please. Expand