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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the London-based electronica duo, who blend their minimalist, experimental tendencies with more organic elements, including vocals (think of a more playful version of Mum).
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. Psapp's music is so beautifully complex that upon first listen it might seem a bit haphazard or amateurish -- with all its bells, whistles, whizzes and whirrs -- but after repeated listens, the oddities take on a precise purpose and fit perfectly within the melodic structure.
  2. While Psapp clearly echoes its precursors in myriad ways, its sound is ultimately unique and its album far more accomplished than the conventional debut.
  3. 80
    That [Psapp] completely circumvent high blood sugar whimsy is testament to the duo's songwriting ingenuity and Durant's silken vocal cords. [Apr 2005, p.89]
  4. Sure, greater dynamic variety and some selective risktaking would be nice, but these precocious upstarts already got the tough part pinned down: subtlety. Psapp have laid themselves a remarkably self-assured template for subsequent outings.
  5. At times touching and at others completely silly.
  6. A massively inventive debut. [Feb 2005, p.104]
  7. In spite of every effort and explicit claim to the contrary, it doesn't really sound like they're having that much fun.

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Score distribution:
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