Switzerland - Electric Six
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  • Summary: The Detroit party-rockers return with a third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Electric Six make junk music for junk times, and they’d be nigh-unbearable if they weren’t so much fun.
  2. 60
    A whip-smart, 13-song satire on FM-radio machismo and lyrical cliches. [Nov 2006, p.140]
  3. For a bunch of comedians, the Electric Six sure are talented musicians. [Dec 2006, p.189]
  4. Unfortunately, despite some nice tunes, the formula seems a little, well, formulaic. [11 Nov 2006, p.43]
  5. Unfortunately, the frontman's crazed growl dashes any nuanced developments the band has reached in their songwriting, maintaining a grating tone consistently throughout.
  6. No band can survive on novelty alone, and Electric Six still thrive on parody rather than invention. [Dec 2006, p.134]
  7. Switzerland lacks any track with even a tenth of the standout potential of Danger! High Voltage. And it's a critical absence for Switzerland, because there's nothing on this record that makes you want to hear it a second time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. AlexK.
    Mar 1, 2008
    10
    What's there to say? They keep changing and improving. Tehy're fun, and live they kick ass.
  2. SteveT
    Dec 19, 2006
    10
    catchy, melodic,classic,what more could you want as good as any album ive heard this year. Infected Girls and I Buy the Drugs deserve the success Gay Bar and High Voltage got. Expand
  3. barrettb
    Dec 9, 2006
    9
    This album is zany and fun like 2002's fire. It may not engage the intellect, but it does all that a good rock album should do IMO. This kind of album is too much fun and dance commanding for the so-serious indie crowd, who can't seem to relax and have a good time. Yes, the frat boys like it, but that in itself shouldn't keep you from liking it too. E6's shows in Toronto have been a blast.... Expand
  4. CurtP
    Jan 7, 2007
    9
    Advice to critics: Get over yourselves and listen to the album again without preconceived notions. I did not like it the first time I listened to it, because I too expected it to sound like the first album. I actually hated it and thought it was crap. Then I really listened. The songwriting and playing on a song like NIght Vision haa evolved tenfold from gay bar and danger high voltage, which you can't seem to get over. On my mix, I skip over the latter to hear the former. Bands can mature and evolve. Sometimes for the worse, but not in this case. You can't stay young and stupid forever. This album rocks, plain and simple. It's better than 99.9% of what they play on college radio. Dance Epidemic is another song that can make you bang your head and shake your booty. Listen again, please. Expand
  5. DanC.
    Feb 19, 2008
    9
    A very solid album from the detroit rockers. Look out in particular for: Rubber Rocket Germans In Mexico Mr. Woman.
  6. FrankL
    Dec 7, 2006
    7
    Would not say it is as good as their last two albums, but I still like it none the less.
  7. DanF
    Jan 15, 2007
    6
    Dissapointing. A slight step forward from Senor Smoke, but still nowhere near the brilliance of Fire. Every song seems to have its moments, but each one seems to also lack something... ...maybe it's something that the 4 fired members of the band were responsible for... Expand

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