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  • Summary: Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, this now New York-based instrumental outfit (which shares some members with the band !!!) has previously drawn a bit of acclaim for their vinyl-only releases. This six-track effort represents their first CD release, which showcases their dancier, dubbier,Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, this now New York-based instrumental outfit (which shares some members with the band !!!) has previously drawn a bit of acclaim for their vinyl-only releases. This six-track effort represents their first CD release, which showcases their dancier, dubbier, funkier brand of post-rock. Expand
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  1. An instant classic. Few records contemplate such grandeur and fewer still achieve it.
  2. 90
    A brilliant fusion of no-wave disco, dub-punk, early Factory aesthetics and post-rock technique. [Dec 2002, p.134]
  3. Out Hud also back up their flash with remarkable substance, setting their music apart from anything as one-dimensional as standard club offerings or moody trance cuts.
  4. It sounds hard to imagine these influences joining harmoniously, but they do.
  5. To conveniently label it elecroclash would be a disservice to Out Hud's myriad dynamic contours. [Jan 2003, p.96]
  6. Street Dad is one of the coolest, most fun releases that I've heard in quite awhile.
  7. When the compositions behind the words are as dull and lifeless as the album's core ("This Bum's Paid" and "Hair Dude, You're Stepping on my Mystique") the results are utterly disastrous, relying too heavily on tried dissonance over unimpressively staid tempos.

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  1. DP
    Dec 23, 2002
    9
    Imagine Surveillance-era Trans-Am mixed with groove they so desperately seach for in their newer albums and you have Out Hud, whose Imagine Surveillance-era Trans-Am mixed with groove they so desperately seach for in their newer albums and you have Out Hud, whose danceworthiness is informed by a myriad of post-punk/funk/no wave styles. They wear their influences on their sleeves, but when it's this good, that doesn't really matter. Expand