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  • Summary: The fun, energetic collage of danceable, mainly instrumental music (genre names don't really apply here) on this debut disc from England's The Go! Team recalls, if only somewhat, the debut from The Avalanches.
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. It is, quite simply, one of the essential albums of the year.
  2. It's so overwhelmingly happy and thrilling a musical statement that it would justify even a few more exclamation points.
  3. The Go! Team's eclectic soundclash makes us feel deliriously dizzy. [11 Sep 2004, p.53]
  4. It’s all tons of fun, and is almost guaranteed to cheer you up with its overwhelming chirpiness.
  5. Thunder, Lightning, Strike was hailed as a pop masterpiece when it came out in the U.K. late last year, but clearing all the samples held up its U.S. release until now. Wait no longer.
  6. They're like a five-member Polyphonic Spree wearing Urban Outfitters, jacked up on Jolt cola, and rocking out in their garage with a bunch of instruments bought from a pawn shop. [#7]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
  1. Jul 31, 2011
    9
    great debut album from this group. every song was good. it was original and creative. their sound is new and refreshing. looking forward to downloading their new release. Expand

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