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  • Summary: This is the debut for the Toronto six-piece led by Adrian Jewett.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Not many albums make you smile so much your face hurts. [Oct 2005, p.156]
  2. So euphoric are the multiple highlights here that one can overlook the occasional dalliance with silliness.
  3. It's hard to imagine a band coming along this year with a better or more enjoyable debut.
  4. Instead of the charming, shaggy stoner vibe that permeates most of the current A&C catalog, Cinematographer shows off a nerdier, bookish quality.
  5. The Most Serene Republic demonstrate plenty of talent in frustratingly short bursts on their debut.
  6. Although several of the tracks on Underwater Cinematographer lack a certain individuality, the remainder brim with creativity and the notion that there's something spectacular around the corner.
  7. [They] could have easily narrowed the selections from their debut into a three song EP, or possibly even a single. In nixing eight or more of the songs from Underwater Cinematographer, the band would've also cut down on all the annoying shouting, half-melodies, pompous song structures and garbled lyrics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. bobc
    Dec 12, 2005
    10
    Amazing! some of the best music all year!
  2. Gguysaresick
    Oct 10, 2005
    10
    i seen them 4 times there sick
  3. KatrinaO
    Nov 28, 2005
    10
    Adrian is so hott!!!
  4. RobbinL
    Sep 29, 2005
    9
    A real treat, a truly incredible listening experience. Speaking of incredible their drummer Adam is just that, plus he's nice to look A real treat, a truly incredible listening experience. Speaking of incredible their drummer Adam is just that, plus he's nice to look at. Almost as amazing as that one-armed drummer from Def Leppard, only less British. Arts & Crafts are one lucky label! Expand
  5. ky
    Nov 6, 2005
    9
    go milton
  6. Magomra
    Jan 30, 2006
    8
    A fun album from the only non BSS-related Arts and Crafts artist. Each track brings something new from sounding like Death Cab, The New A fun album from the only non BSS-related Arts and Crafts artist. Each track brings something new from sounding like Death Cab, The New Pornographers, Postal Service, and believe it or not, Broken Social Scene. I missed this in 2005 but I'm glad I found it in 2006. Expand
  7. daveg
    Feb 21, 2007
    8
    this album does not get enough credit.