The Past Presents The Future - Her Space Holiday
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  • Summary: Marc Bianchi's latest album of electronica-infused indie-pop was recorded in "extreme isolation" in California.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
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  1. 80
    Witty, tragi-comic lyrics layered over busy beats, strings and electronic flourishes which never sacrifice intimacy. [Nov 2005, p.114]
  2. 80
    Marks a new high for Bianchi as a studio guru. [Oct 2005, p.78]
  3. The Past Presents the Future strongly matches the high bar he has set with his past few albums.
  4. Bianchi doesn’t seem to be traveling down any new paths.
  5. Past Presents the Future falters between a coalesced pop sound and its pristine fragments.
  6. Bianchi's not much for such subtleties, emotional or rhetorical, which may suggest he'll have as much lovelorn electro-symphonic melodrama to recount on future albums as on those past and present.
  7. Bianchi's hackneyed lyrics... often overshadow the music's subtle pleasures. [Oct 2005, p.170]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. kaylas
    Oct 17, 2005
    10
    there one of teh best bands ive ever heard!
  2. AmandaI.
    Sep 6, 2007
    10
    It just doesn't get any better. genius. Pure genius.
  3. jaclynh
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    marc is a dear friend of mine..and i believe this album is the most honest one thus far., brilliant actually
  4. Mef
    Jan 9, 2006
    10
    Same great Her Space Holiday sounds we've come to know and love, but this time he takes it to a new level.
  5. joes
    Jul 11, 2006
    1
    meh