Venus On Earth - Dengue Fever
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based band that mixes Cambodian pop to rock music releases its third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The band loosens up here quite a bit, letting things swing more, drone more, and echo more. [Winter 2008, p.81]
  2. 80
    Always led by the miraculous voice of Ch'hom Nimol. So beautifully and effectively, in fact, that they end up giving fusion a good name. [Feb 2008, p.78]
  3. Sexy and eclectic, it's world music for the cool kids.
  4. 80
    The punk grooves of 'Laugh Track' or 'Seeing Hands' and the near-perfect Phnom Pehn pop of 'Mr. Orange' or "Monsoon Of Perfume' bookend a set that grows in strength with each play. [Feb 2008, p.110]
  5. 70
    Venus on Earth feels impulsive and rich, rippling with surf psychedelia and exultant brass swing.
  6. 70
    Even the otherworld instrumental 'Oceans of Venus' can’t counterbalance Venus’s ballad-heavy bottom half.
  7. Even when their songs pass muster, the performances feel ineffectual, which makes long stretches of Venus on Earth drag semi-miserably.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4