Terrorbird - The Mae Shi
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  • Summary: Allegedly recorded on a budget of $120, 'Terrorbird' is the somewhat strange debut for the post-punk four-piece from Los Angeles.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It’s incredibly inexplicable, and inexplicably incredible.
  2. With 33 tracks in 42 minutes (each averages around one minute), the four-piece is anarchic and weird, yet -- best of all -- still strangely maintains a certain charm.
  3. It’s more challenging than the indie-rock that makes its way into heavy rotation on college radio, and in the end, has the potential to be infinitely more rewarding as a whole.
  4. While the fragments themselves are never short on energy, they are short on substance-- Terrorbird simply doesn't equal the sum of its parts.
  5. Unless you're fifteen and were raised with a mouse constantly in hand, the Mae Shi can get overwhelming... but their saving graces (lots of genuine energy, naming their songs things like "Hieronymus Bosch is a Dead Man") charm you into liking them.
  6. Imagination and ambition pop up all over Terrorbird. Unfortunately, it's tunefulness that's lacking.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2