Ten Silver Drops - Secret Machines
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  • Summary: This is the sophomore set from the Texas-founded (and now New York-based) band known for its epic, proggy, psychedelic sound.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. These are beautiful songs, as delicate as they are rocking and heavy.
  2. 90
    An ass-kicking sophomore effort. [Mar 2006, p.111]
  3. A surprisingly strong and confident record. [#13, p.88]
  4. This is a continuation, not a breakthrough. [23 Apr 2006]
  5. The Machines' laser-light-show-ready atmospherics don't entirely compensate for the lack of a single as catchy as their last album's "Nowhere Again."
  6. Lacking the dynamic cohesion that made its predecessor more than the sum of its tracklist, it feels like merely a collection of random tracks, which, despite their common themes, begin to sound haphazard in their arrangements and sequencing.
  7. These songs are painfully uneventful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. san
    Jun 14, 2006
    This is MUSIC
  2. Joris
    Apr 27, 2006
    This blows me way! Listen to alot of cd's except I hate pretending all the songs are outstanding.. ALone Jealous and Stoned and 1000 Seconds are one of the most beautiful songs I heard in a long time, Lighhtning Blue Eyes contains an irresisitible and original melody -vocalline - other favourite is Faded Lines which contains such a great riff. And then there's still the awesome Pink Floyd trip - Daddy 's in the droldrums. Better than Now Here Is Nowhere, this album is quickly rising to become one of my favourite epic cd's -Ever, not kidding -go buy this album- I heard David Bowie is a fan, well now I'm one too... Cd of the year so far, and i'm like most readers here probably someone who continually listens to many manynew releases and new bands... Expand
  3. JamesR
    May 31, 2006
    One of the best albums of the year so far.
  4. JimD
    Jul 7, 2006
    Listen to this when drunk and down. Too many reviewers are clearly living happy lives, as they fail to see the point of this album. The "My Bloody Valentine" influences are pretty cool. Expand
  5. Cables
    Apr 25, 2006
    It's definately not as enlightened as Now Here Is Nowhere, but it has it's high points. Songs like Alone, Jealous and Stoned are melodic and sweeping where songs like Daddy in the Doldrums are.. well.. just boring. Expand
  6. rb
    Apr 28, 2006
    Not what I expected. The first album had a nice mix of heavy "one louder" type songs with mellower pieces. The new album stays more even keel. When listening to the first album, I could think of Black Sabbath influence. The new album is more Mercury Rev with long quiet intros. Overall, an enjoyable headphones album with too much production. Expand
  7. LeylaH
    Sep 26, 2006
    I heard these guys at the Austin City Limits Festival and they ROCKED! I went and bought this album and it SUCKED! Either they are only good live or maybe like Mark H said, they were playing thier old stuff at that show I saw. I was truly dissapointed with 10 drops. It was alot lot of "guy whineing" in my opinion. Expand

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