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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the retro-pop band (think Cardigans or St. Etienne) founded by Lush guitarist/vocalist Emma Anderson and vocalist Lisa O'Neill. Many of the band's earlier singles appear here (in reworked versions), along with new material, all produced by Mark VanThis is the debut full-length release for the retro-pop band (think Cardigans or St. Etienne) founded by Lush guitarist/vocalist Emma Anderson and vocalist Lisa O'Neill. Many of the band's earlier singles appear here (in reworked versions), along with new material, all produced by Mark Van Hoen (Locust). Expand
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  1. A perfect overview for new initiates and packs plenty of surprises for hardcore fans.
  2. Underneath all those shiny, shiny flourishes and moddish overtones, though, is some seriously smart, witty music, for the most part.
  3. "The Joy of Sing-Sing" is an aptly-titled delight aimed straight at alt-pop partisans.
  4. Could easily have been the dullest, nicely produced thing in the world, if not for the fact that the songs are remarkably good.
  5. The Joy of Sing-Sing is a divine first album -- fans will undoubtedly be delighted.
  6. The Joy of Sing-Sing isn't deep music, and can start to sound awfully flighty during its 53-minute duration, but it's not entirely lightweight either.
  7. 60
    A vibrant, classy debut. [#10, p.126]

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  1. BrianD
    Nov 14, 2002
    10
    A great disc. Very chill.....
  2. BrianS.
    Sep 25, 2002
    9
    It's fantastic. Should have an average of at least 8.

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