The Januaries - The Januaries
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  • Summary: The debut album from The Januaries is heavily influenced by 1960's pop.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sleek, sensual, and retro-futuristic, the Januaries' self-titled debut fuses smooth, Bacharach-inspired pop, '60s rock, and slinky trip-hop elements into a surprising and distinctive collection of songs.
  2. 80
    The Januaries is a most promising first effort.
  3. As perfect pop goes, the Januaries hit all the right exotic buttons. Their songs bubble with Stereolab's bop-ba-bop melodies, glide effortlessly on Saint Etienne's dance-savvy '60s pop, and float on Air's variety-show timelessness. [12/2000, p.99]
  4. A six-piece with musical roots in the '60s, fronted by a sensual-sounding blonde bombshell called Debbie, the Januaries' most obvious reference point is Blondie.
  5. Like the Austin Powers films, there's a sense that authenticity has been betrayed in some vague and troubling way.
  6. Radio-friendly pop music that sometimes sounds like Garbage, and other times even more playful.