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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.
Score distribution:
  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. Bam
    Apr 8, 2007
    Huddle Formation's awesome.
  2. Intonator
    Nov 21, 2005
    This is the music that superheroes listen too, inspired with the unabashed the sheer size of the music. Nothing can compete with the Go! Team for sheer energy and joy. Expand
  3. joshua
    Jan 24, 2006
    i think the Go Team are awesome, and this album is nifty
  4. EirikJ
    Nov 12, 2004
    Nice! almost as nice as the debut of The Avalanches or The Brothers Gonna work it out by Chemical Brothers.
  5. DanilioL
    Jan 30, 2006
    Instantly loveable! This album is bouncy, flamboyant and sometimes mad. More bands need to be as individual and fun as The Go! team.
  6. guido
    Oct 7, 2005
    amazingly cool, coherently a mess, lots of fun.
  7. MeekongPie
    Dec 18, 2005
    Horrible, loud, stupid, insipid, low-fi garbage... and that's being kind. This is the kind of crap pretentious know-it-all (meaning "know nothing") rock reviewers without talent or ears put on their best lists to be thankfully forgotten by the following year and shortly thereafter found en mass in a used bin for $2 and no takers. Expand

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