The Singles - Free Blood
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  • Summary: The Brooklyn, New York, band releases its first full-length album of singles, B-sides, and remixes.
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  1. Free Blood is a very welcome infusion of creativity into the often all-too-sterile dance genre. [Fall 2008, p.75]
  2. The Singles shows the band has successfully solidified its brand of disordered dance-punk, and hopefully Free Blood will continue this promising trajectory with future full-length releases.
  3. It’s a good sign for the band that you’re left craving more so intensely once you’re through with The Singles; in many ways, this is the most promising dance music to come out of NYC in quite a while. Now that they’ve primed us, we can only hope Free Blood can deliver more than half a classic next time.
  4. The Singles is over too quickly. [Nov 2008, p.164]
  5. 60
    Unfortunately, after six mightily exciting originals, the disc wanders into remix territory.
  6. 60
    After 25 minutes, they close with five worthy remixes instead of the typical filler—a startup rarity, knowing how to quit while you’re ahead.
  7. The Singles' six originals would make for a disconnected night out, and no doubt an energetic live show, but they're a wild ride in headphones.

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