The Beatific Visions - Brakes [aka brakesbrakesbrakes]
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  • Summary: The UK band (now named in triplicate in the U.S.) fronted by former British Sea Power member Eamon Hamilton recorded this brief second album in Nashville.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The Beatific Visions is one of the most enthralling, deceiving and delightful albums of recent times.
  2. 90
    The Bush-Blair era has damaged these guys, and the results rule. [Jun 2007, p.105]
  3. Gone are the gimmicky fragments and Mcluskyesque scene-jabs. The Beatific Visions is dominated by direly catchy and fully fleshed-out songs that pop like punk, lilt like country, mutter politics, and reek of the garage.
  4. With The Beatific Visisons, brakesbrakesbrakes’ music has stripped off its experimental beginning and evolved into a fuller embrace of its alt-country leanings.
  5. These Brighton lads are smart and clever, as evidenced by the creative leaps they exhibit on Visions. [Jun 2007, p.148]
  6. For every hit, there exists a miss.
  7. 44
    What was once enjoyable as a one-off now seems forced. [#25, p.89]

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1