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  • Summary: The third album for the rock band was produced by Phil Ek.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. With the drums and guitar so busy in the mix of almost every song, Keaton Snyder’s amped-up vibes are an inspired addition, their subtle atmospheric effects put to careful use by producer Phil Ek.
  2. Time to Die reveals a band that is continuing to grow with scintillating results. Luckily for us, no one’s sitting in the backseat here.
  3. Time to Die bests it as far as consistency goes.
  4. It seems silly to declare Time To Die too well put together, but it's not always the shapest knife that gets the most use. [Oct 2009, p.110]
  5. What we are given this time round is a rather boring queue of unmemorable songs.
  6. Like a lot of albums produced by Phil Ek (by the Shins, for instance, and Fleet Foxes), you're impressed, but don't necessarily warm to it.
  7. 40
    The Afro-ising influence of Vampire Weekend on Precisely The Dodos' musical sector leaves them sounding emblematic only of early-Noughties blowsiness--as passe as their name suggests. [Oct 2009, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Shango
    Sep 15, 2009
    8
    Great 3rd album. definitely worthy of listening to it over and over.