The Young Machines - Her Space Holiday
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  • Summary: Marc Bianchi continues his indie pop/electronica solo project Her Space Holiday with this latest 10-song release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. A soothing swoon. [24 Oct 2003, p.107]
  2. This is Bianchi’s tour de force, emotive but clever enough to avoid seeming self-centered or pathetic, and satisfying in its candid complexity.
  3. Never before has Bianchi put so much focus on the lyrics and been so open, so vulnerable.
  4. Whatever qualms I might have about the sometimes over-the-top sensitivity or curiously defensive masculinity, I can not deny that this album goes down effortlessly.
  5. A quirkier, more electro-indie version of Bright Eyes, maybe; but super emotional and lovelorn, most definitely. [#5, p.101]
  6. The Young Machines will rank among your favorite albums if you're someone's mortifyingly jaded ex, but if you come to it craving electronic vocal-pop keeping pace with anything north of Jimmy Tamborello's shoulders, you'll end up frustrated by the simple and repetitive violin bits that drive the big retro beats.
  7. It must take a fair amount of skill and a peculiar single-mindedness to create something this consistently bland and tiresome.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9