The Hundred in the Hands - The Hundred in the Hands
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn pop duo was recorded in New York and London.
  • Record Label: Warp
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    Their precise work is only weakened by 2 anemic post-punk tracks, but 9 out of 11 ain't bad. You should expect to hear a lot more from the duo in the instant future.
  2. 80
    It's halfway between Kim Wilde and truly wild, and, as such, hugely entertaining. [Oct 2010, p.97]
  3. That word, confidence, is one that can be applied to much of the record. For many other bands, it can be hard to pull off accessibility with credibility. Of course, that credibility could falsely come from their community more than anything, but this case is not that simple. There are real take you aback moments on this album that are based on plain pop sensibility above anything else.
  4. If this were an EP, it would be captivating--Everdell's voice is certainly commanding--but, spread out over 11 songs, it loses some of its hold.
  5. 70
    The detached aesthetic can turn anesthetic when the tunes occasionally falter or the overdubbed grooves fail to generate frisson, but the sweetly twitchy one-two punch of "Dressed in Dresden" and "Last City" brings this studiously chic debut to a sweaty climax.
  6. The Hundred In Hands manage to create mesmeric tracks of monolithic noise and danceable beat.
  7. This record is the SoHo-boutique equivalent of a Thanksgiving dinner: it tastes all right, but good luck staying awake 'til dessert.

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