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  • Summary: The New York band returns after five years to release its fifth album.
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  1. Reid's playing is a thrill throughout; his solos sound like a mind blown wide but never to pieces.
  2. Living Colour has solidified their standing as one of the most consistent, original and important bands America has produced. There’s little left to say: kick the chair out of the doorway and get this essential album into your life, immediately.
  3. What can be viewed as a weakness can also be seen as a strength, and for the most part one can conclude that The Chair in the Doorway is a successful return to form.
  4. 60
    Their fifh album reveals no radical stylistic shift. [Mar 2010, p.89]
  5. 60
    No boundaries are being broken this around, but Living Colour still hold their own. [Jan 2010, p. 102]
  6. The band's first release since 2003, "The Chair in the Doorway," is too scattered -- and occasionally silly -- to make a serious re-impression.
  7. The limited palette and relentless attack wind up a little wearying, especially when married to brickwalled masters.
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