The Handler - Har Mar Superstar
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  • Summary: Har Mar's third disc features contributions from Northern State and members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and was produced by John Fields (Andrew WK).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Har Mar's best effort to date. [4 Sep 2004, p.72]
  2. 80
    Pristine production renders this as vital as anything by Justin Timberlake. [Oct 2004, p.104]
  3. Essentially a homage to The Jackson 5/Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and fellow Minnesotan Prince, "The Handler" proves that Har Mar possesses a fine R&B baritone, is an able rapper and pens exceedingly funky, party-primed tunes with a perfect pop core.
  4. 60
    The Handler is no doubt marred by some tasteless postcoital nyuks... and outdated references. [#12, p.97]
  5. That he carries off this foolishness is down to sweat and vocal chords.
  6. The Handler shows that Har Mar Superstar can also give new meaning to the term "trying too hard."
  7. The Handler only meagerly amplifies what he was already doing, probably pleasing his no doubt respectable cadre of core followers, but handily turning off the rest of humanity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6