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  • Summary: 'This Is For Real' is the full-length debut for the trashy electro-punk outfit out of Sheffield, England.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
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  1. This Is For Real is the album Aerosmith might make if they were back on the sauce. [Jul 2004, p.146]
  2. 91
    Like running full-tilt through a fun house with smoke machines, tinsel-covered ceilings and a super-size disco ball. [Aug 2004, p.108]
  3. For all of its forays into bluesy rock and glittery glam, though, "Real" draws heavily from New Wave's danceable side.
  4. This Is for Real has its moments, but it's not the sex-punk triumph these Sheffield-based narcissistic debaucherists seem to believe it is.
  5. The problem is, it all feels a bit contrived.
  6. 60
    The occaisonally infectious hooks keep the shtick from falling into one-dimensional parody. [#64, p.104]
  7. Oddly, nothing about This Is for Real feels sincere.

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