Team Boo - Mates of State
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  • Summary: This is the third album from the husband-wife duo of Kori Gardner (keyboards) and Jason Hammel (drums). Spoon's Jim Eno produced, along with John Croslin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. It could be the most innocent, charming and believable record of 2003.
  2. Team Boo is Mates of State's best album to date.
  3. It's often a bit silly, always fun, and surprisingly inspired.
  4. 70
    The previously skimpy instrumental backing has been beefed up at times with synthetic horn parts: a good idea. [#61, p.102]
  5. Seeing as this is only their third album, they can still get away with redundancy as long as it’s head-bobbing, genial and oh-so-cute. And it is.
  6. Fans will most likely appreciate the new batch of songs, even if they do little to improve on the standard established by the first album.[#5, p.102]
  7. Hooks so catchy, voices so belty, organ so loud and . . . organy -- the whole experience overwhelmed my ears and hurt my brain. Listen at your own risk.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4