Strange House

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Alan Moulder and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner are among the producers on the UK goth-punk band's debut LP.

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She Is the New Thing
She's a special girl you know, The kind I'd hope to see, Hanging on a wall, Watching me cross the street. I wonder how long it will be before I'm... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. The band bolster their indie credentials by touching on everything from Joe Meek (Thunderclaps) to the B-52s (She Is the New Thing) and the Fall (Excellent Choice).
  2. Uncut
    80
    It's complex, uncompromising stuff. [Apr 2007, p.106]
  3. Better then anyone could have hoped.
  4. Despite the occasional misfire and the sometimes overcooked lyrics... this a lean, aggressive and assured debut.
  5. Urb
    70
    An undeniably good record. [May 2007, p.95]
  6. Filter
    64
    If only there were tunes to back up the sounds, styles and references. [#25, p.92]
  7. The Horrors aren’t horrifying and Strange House is nowhere near strange enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. EmjewJ
    Mar 17, 2007
    10
    Amazing. love it
  2. armandorock
    May 27, 2007
    10
    The best british band, maybe in 1 album they grow up a lot to establish a own genre
  3. JonnyW.
    Feb 11, 2008
    10
    A terrifyingly brilliant album from on of my new favourite bands ,who would have thought the organ ,big hair,more style than well anyone , A terrifyingly brilliant album from on of my new favourite bands ,who would have thought the organ ,big hair,more style than well anyone , and a hell of a lot of screaming could mix together to make make a masterpiece. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Apr 17, 2007
    9
    It's kind of strange, but I like it. It's not at all the kind of music I normally listen to, but I like the harmonies. Little It's kind of strange, but I like it. It's not at all the kind of music I normally listen to, but I like the harmonies. Little Victories is gorgeous! Expand
  5. ShawnH.
    May 21, 2007
    8
    This is a very fun album that is very fast, bold, and, more often than less, addicting. This album reminds me of Franz Ferdinand's debut This is a very fun album that is very fast, bold, and, more often than less, addicting. This album reminds me of Franz Ferdinand's debut CD, not because they sound similar, but because they have so much energy and it is just a lot of fun to listen to. Definitely a stand out CD from the indie-rock group. [8/10] Expand
  6. seand
    Jul 29, 2007
    7
    not bad but a little boring and retro mining 60s nuggets bands
  7. caladoniak.
    Jun 27, 2007
    0
    Awful. One of the worst things I have ever heard.

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