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  • Summary: The British Kraut-rock trio's fourth album of artsy dance music is full of funky guitar licks; club-ready bass; and melodic, trippy beats.
  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    80
    The singles aren't as obvious as 2008's "Knickerbocker," and the cuteness is replaced by suave aloofness; Ventriloquizzing is seamlessly somber, and all the better for it.
  2. Jan 14, 2011
    80
    Fujiya & Miyagi are an invigorating mix of the cerebral and the visceral. In a just world, they'd be the new lords of the dancefloor.
  3. Feb 10, 2011
    80
    Like Lightbulbs, Ventriloquizzing is more formally straightforward than Transparent Things, but here everything works and Fujiya & Miyagi nail a much wider range of textures and emotions than they had previously.
  4. 70
    At other times we're not sure whether we should be laughing or feeling uncomfortable; either way Ventriloquizzing is certainly no dummy's game.
  5. Jan 18, 2011
    70
    Ventriloquizzing is a real night time album, and should be enjoyed as such--just don't expect an abundance of melodic pop hooks and you'll return for repeat prescriptions.
  6. Jan 27, 2011
    60
    Ventriloquizzing is the sound of a band settling comfortably into its personality, though one can't help but feel that the best moments are still to come. [Year End 2010, p.70]
  7. Jan 24, 2011
    20
    Monahan is a fine producer when working within the framework of progressive folk and Americana, but his work on Ventriloquizzing is just a complete misfire.

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