The Visiter - The Dodos
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Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

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  • Summary: The San Francisco, California-based duo releases its sophomore album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. A lyrical and musical knockout, spearheaded by the miraculous 'Fools,' Visiter could be one of the best albums of the year. [Spring 2008, p.82]
  2. Sounding somewhat like a lot of groups but not exactly like anyone, this is an album you shouldn't miss.
  3. Pretty awesome, seriously. [Apr 2008, p.153]
  4. And speaking of nervous systems, if Visiter doesn't make you tap, nod, shake, or just plain move, then you don't have one.
  5. Visiter's experimental pop is so joyous and liberated-sounding that it's difficult not to get swept along in its wake.
  6. Though it’s not entirely without precedent, there’s still more than enough innovation here to mark Visiter out as one of the summer’s must-have releases.
  7. One is left feeling that the Dodos are selling themselves short, hanging onto prettyboy singer-songwriterdom when they should be letting their freak flag fly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. KurtD
    Jun 4, 2008
    10
    It's awesome when an album can be amazing without making you work for it. Like, for instance, this one.
  2. BenjaminP.
    Apr 20, 2008
    10
    Articulate yet primal, highly derivative yet completely original. If not one of the best albums of the year, it's certainly one of the most human. Expand
  3. GusA
    Apr 23, 2008
    10
    Granted, there haven't been many amazing releases out yet this year, but this is definitely in the running for album of the year.
  4. RikkyC.
    Apr 27, 2008
    9
    a beautiful, soft debut album. sweet songwriting and gentle, fitting music make it a terrific debut album and one of the best of the year so far.
  5. Sean
    May 16, 2008
    9
    This is fantastic stuff. Never heard of them, and after listening to this album for 3 days, I felt compelled to get their earlier one as well. So many of these tracks have already earned 5 stars in my itunes... and that's very rare for me. Expand
  6. Landon
    Apr 17, 2008
    8
    My favorite debut in years.
  7. WesselK.
    May 29, 2008
    8
    I strongly agree with Andrew, this is some original stuff. It's a captivating listening experience. And in my opinion "fools' should be played on the radio non-stop. Expand

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