The Weight's on the Wheels - The Russian Futurists
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  • Summary: The Canadian band that began as a solo project for Matthew Hart releases its fourth full length album.
  • Record Label: Upper Class
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jan 7, 2011
    76
    The album's tracks combine heavy electro with underlying roots of hip-hop and vocals similar to that of The Faint to create a solid offering from start to finish.
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    75
    Wheels starts to lose a bit of steam toward its end, but as with previous Russian Futurists albums, it's over well before Hart's shtick turns monotonous.
  3. Jan 7, 2011
    70
    The end result is that The Weight's on the Wheels leaves you wanting to come back for more, to fully engage and parse through the heavy hip-hop beats and the dense wordplay.
  4. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    Things pick up in the second half, when the lyrics become more surprising and the beats less radio-friendly. Despite some perplexing moments, there's a lot to like.
  5. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    Ultimately The Weight's on the Wheels works on the whole. Its finest moments are excellent examples of the wry electro-pop that TRF are certainly proficient at; at its worst, however, the album lacks any evidence of an evolution in sound or style, suffering from mediocrity rather than being distinctly poor.
  6. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    Most of these songs are not quite up to Hart's usual caliber. His inherent charms are hard to deny; they just feel slightly threadbare this time out.
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    As presented, the overly peppy pop production and the homeroom poetry of a lyricist whose either trying way too hard or not nearly hard enough to be clever become mutually reinforcing aggravations, and The Weight's on the Wheels ends up as one of the most annoying records in recent memory.

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