Thing - Trans Am
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  • Summary: The rock band brings a space theme to its latest studio album.
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  1. Ultimately Thing is an album that exceeds expectations, not to mention revealing new trajectories with every subsequent listen. Whether a heavy indulger or casual fan of electronically based music, it's hard to envisage a better record than Thing emerging from any of its sub-genres this year.
  2. This may not be an expectations-defying album, but it is a satisfying and well-rounded one that shows once again what a well-oiled man-machine Trans Am is.
  3. 80
    It's this pretence of overbearing world dominance which is realised on Thing. [May 2010, p.108]
  4. They still gets bogged down in places, padding the album with go-nowhere interludes and a six-minute centerpiece that's mostly too chaotic to make any impact, but on the album's best tracks, it's great to hear them again, doing what they do best.
  5. 66
    Pulsating with synths and guitars and buttressed by determined stomp, Trans Am’s latest robotic brain-fry is a study in sudden sound.
  6. A soundtrack wouldn't be a stretch for Trans Am, their music being largely instrumental anyway, but they do seem to revel in the freedom of the form. [Spring 2010, p.71]
  7. The implication is that there was some kind of journey involved in getting from Point A to Point B in Trans Am’s spaceship of Douglas Adams-worthy quirks. But after twelve tracks totaling a brief-seeming thirty eight minutes, and despite some interesting routes, it feels like we’ve barely left the launch pad.

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