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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the electro-rock quartet that was formed by Geoff Halliday and Ryan Sweeney.
  • Record Label: Kill Rock Stars
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 3, 2013
    At times, Synesthesia falls short of the brainy synth rock bliss Hands aim for, and while their songs are almost unfailingly bright and fizzy, they're not always especially distinctive. Still, even the least memorable tracks will make lots of listeners bob their heads whether they want to or not.
  2. May 3, 2013
    Hands play the instruments that induce you to dance and hear those sounds that make you want to feel it all.
  3. 60
    Too often, elements of the LP are unrecognizable from that of its competition.
  4. May 6, 2013
    It'll make you dance and sing until you sweat, and although it stutters in places and has plenty of sections that build but frustratingly never execute the finish to shatter your eardrums, it's an album that is very difficult to truly dislike.
  5. May 3, 2013
    Not without flaws, the brilliant first half proves to be a hard act for the second half to match with similar or equal brilliance. That said, with no deal breakers, and a boatload of potential, Hands provides more than enough for some alt-music thrills.
  6. Jun 17, 2013
    It all feels empty, like they're striking a pose without knowing why. [Jul 2013, p.104]