The Repulsion Box - Sons and Daughters
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  • Summary: Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, Beth Orton, PJ Harvey) produced this debut disc for the Glaswegian band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 91
    Repulsion is like The Wild Bunch seen from the outskirts of Edinburgh, a European reflection of the stylized American West. [Aug 2005, p.99]
  2. A darn groovy good time. [2 Sep 2005, p.79]
  3. 80
    The songs on The Repulsion Box sound like they were banged out in the underlit kitchen of a crumbling Appalachian cabin. [#69, p.108]
  4. Easily one of the best releases of the year so far. [#10, p.107]
  5. Sons & Daughters are far from perfect, but The Repulsion Box is an energetic, sometimes thrilling record by a band slowly but surely carving out a unique niche for themselves.
  6. A wildly energetic record. [Jul 2005, p.120]
  7. A love of/obsession with antiquity can, at some point, become unbearable. To my ears, The Repulsion Box is one such ridiculous period piece.

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