The Entrance Band - The Entrance Band
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: Guy Blakeslee who originally recorded under the name Entrance, with Derek W. James and Paz Lenchantin contributing, they now credit themselves The Entrance Band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. He moans echo-caked utopian incantations, hustles some groovy conspiracy theories, spins a stolen Dylan melody into a elegiac space jam and ponders the nature of "circular time." But there's as much Sonic Youth doom in his band's guitar explorations as there is folky grooviness.
  2. 60
    This throwbackin’ threesome--an expanded version of frontman Guy Blakeslee’s subdued solo outing under the name Entrance--kills it when they stick to the classic power-trio formula.
  3. Blakeslee finds himself torn across the aforementioned line of mainstream opus and neo-psychedelia territory.
  4. The band excels when they succumb to the light-hearted rush of the jam, which they do roughly half the time here. [Fall 2009, p.72]
  5. Their insides have been swapped: the dirty, heavy, colossal, dark-nastiness has been replaced with arena-rock aspirations and fresh-white, paper-thin production.
  6. What we do get is delay-drenched college rock, circa 1983.
  7. He's only a middling guitar player, but insists on soloing and showboating endlessly, drawing out songs to unnecessary lengths.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. JohnV.
    Sep 6, 2009
    10
    Best 3-piece out there!!!!
  2. CandyC.
    Oct 3, 2009
    10
    The more I listened, the more I loved this CD. It seems like the "critics" just want the Status Quo. The Entrance Band ROCKS!
  3. TinaT
    Sep 6, 2009
    10
    My favorite band, and finally they have a record I can play for my friends.
  4. KazT
    Sep 14, 2009
    10
    I am visiting from japan, and love this album. I hope this band comes to japan soon.
  5. ChristopherA.
    Sep 25, 2009
    10
    Some of Blakeslee's best work since Convocation of... I love how all the critics are just copying each others' reviews. Everyone I Some of Blakeslee's best work since Convocation of... I love how all the critics are just copying each others' reviews. Everyone I know who listens to music for enjoyment found this record very favorable. Listen, don't read the reviews. Expand
  6. JosephH.
    Sep 26, 2009
    8
    The critics are simply wrong on this group. Stop being so prissy and have some fun. If you can go see this band live - run!!
  7. jonathons.
    Sep 8, 2009
    0
    The recording is finally up to snuff!! but the songs are just shamefully poor.

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