Trash, Rats & Microphones - Heloise And The Savoir Faire
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  • Summary: This debut album for the New York-based electro-rock group is led by Heloise Williams and released on Elijah Wood's label.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 60
    This is knowing, glitzy, trash. [July 2008, p.96]
  2. While Heloise & the Savoir Faire don't come close to the effortless flair that Blondie had with mixing these styles, Trash, Rats and Microphones still has enough, well, savoir faire to make it worth adding to the mix.
  3. What sets Heloise, et al., apart from others mining the same sonic epoch are consistent hooks, guest vocals by Debbie Harry and catchy-as-hell disco bass lines courtesy of a rhythm section that’s tight­er than Williams’s neon spandex unitard.
  4. 60
    Trash, Rats and Microphones is tailor-made for the contemporary electro-crazed (dance like tomorrow ain’t promised) landscape.
  5. While this is a decent first effort that may do well on the underground dance circuit, it’s clear that the image, style and attitude are temporarily overshadowing the music.
  6. 50
    It may sometimes sparkle, but it never shines. [Spring 2008, p.102]
  7. The descriptive we’re looking for here is ‘shallow pastiche.’

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