Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! - Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!
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  • Summary: This self-titled disc marks the debut for the quirky Austin/Brooklyn indie-rock trio, whose guitar-keyboard-drums sound is sometimes reminiscent of Spoon.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
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  1. Their bouncily hummable tunes and tortured lyrics about girls might evoke thoughts of groups like Weezer, but these guys aren't nerd-rock clones.
  2. The first pleasant surprise of 2004.
  3. While there is a fair fetter of kook in here – it’s hard to sing histrionically and American and have a wirbly organ thing without sounding a little trite - this desire to geek out is mixed with a warm and thoughtful structural progression that, while never breaking the gasp-o-meter, makes for a pleasing enough debut.
  4. The album's middle drags, and as original as they sound on their own, the songs become monotonous by the album's end. [Mar 2004, p.96]
  5. 60
    Better records lie in their future, doubtless, but this is a very promising, very charming glimmer. [May 2004, p.104]
  6. It is sort of a bad sign that a band's debut is plagued by filler.
  7. Experimental pop that tries way too hard and yet paradoxically feels frustratingly half-hearted. [12 Jun 2004, p.49]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. LindaM
    Aug 6, 2004
    9
    :o)
  2. TommyL
    Jan 5, 2007
    9
    The critics got it wrong on this one. This is an amazing album from an amazing band. Don't hesitate to buy this album. It's lots of fun.