Voxtrot - Voxtrot
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  • Summary: Victor Van Vugt produced this long-awaited full-length debut for the Austin, Texas group, who previously generated some buzz with a series of EPs.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
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  1. [An] enjoyable, if slightly inconsistent, album.
  2. If Voxtrot seems less magical the first time through, it grows in stature with each listen, as an album should.
  3. Voxtrot’s self-titled debut album is marvelous: a collection of 11 tightly coiled songs, loud and fast and sweet.
  4. There's an undeniable, infectious energy at work here which is put to great use with the self-deprecating humor and immense pop chops.
  5. Voxtrot remains a compelling enough statement to justify the inordinate amounts of excitement thrown around the band, yet nowhere near a fulfillment of the enormous potential they’ve shown.
  6. While those EPs were the energetic documents of a hungry band at a creative peak, [this album] too often seems to fall flat. [#17, p.88]
  7. It’s not like everybody’s playing a different song. Everybody’s playing the same song. It’s just that, for great boring swathes, that song sounds stubborn. It sounds like it doesn’t want to be played.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. TinaC
    Jun 20, 2007
    10
    No one should rate this album unless they've listened to it more than 5 times. It takes awhile to get used to but now I can't stop No one should rate this album unless they've listened to it more than 5 times. It takes awhile to get used to but now I can't stop listening. See Voxtrot live if you can. Expand
  2. DontrelleM
    May 16, 2007
    10
    Terrific debut! Solid all the way through, not one weak track. The music just lifts my mood. This band is the next big thing! Trust me.
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    10
    Yep this album is perfect and I'm depressed because it's 2013 and they're gone. Hmmm. now The only question left 2 askYep this album is perfect and I'm depressed because it's 2013 and they're gone. Hmmm. now The only question left 2 ask is............................Why Expand
  4. jw
    May 24, 2007
    9
    Great Debut, not as strong as the EPs but still.
  5. christianp
    Jun 11, 2007
    9
    why do people have expectations? it appears they have ruined what would otherwise be an exceptional album. voxtrot definately still has it. why do people have expectations? it appears they have ruined what would otherwise be an exceptional album. voxtrot definately still has it. this is a promising DEBUT full-length. i think they are suffering what arcade fire is putting up with naysayers and the sophomore album. people shouldn't let one album (or 3 eps) define a band. let's see what happens next! Expand
  6. matta
    May 21, 2007
    5
    There is no way that I'm the only one who recognizes not only how much more inferior this is to their first two EP's, but also is There is no way that I'm the only one who recognizes not only how much more inferior this is to their first two EP's, but also is just kind of MOR and at times, boring. A very disappointing LP from a band that showed promise. They should have released their first two EP's as their debut, that would have been amazing. Expand
  7. ToledoS
    Jun 18, 2007
    5
    Rushed! They didn't gain anything by forcing this record out. In there defense however, they are trying to find themselves, or rather, Rushed! They didn't gain anything by forcing this record out. In there defense however, they are trying to find themselves, or rather, distance themselves from what made them. Do them a favor, quit comparing them to the Smiths and Belle Sabastian. It will no longer serve them. Expand

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