Walk It Off - Tapes 'n Tapes
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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the indie rock quartet from Minnesota was produced by Dave Fridmann.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. It's rare to pull off an album this succint and not invite boredom; it's even rarer if it fucking rocks. [May 2008, p.135]
  2. It doesn't match its predecessor but it's a banquet of sound well worth feasting on.
  3. This record will not make you fall for T 'N T, but it might make you give them one more chance.
  4. There are enough sturdy ideas in Walk It Off’s first half – just about--to ensure Tapes ‘N Tapes’ good ship stays afloat for a third bout, and it’s definitely a record that’ll reward repeated plays, but with the twilit otherness of "The Loon" largely evaporated here, it’ll need a change of tack to put the wind back in their sails and set the blogosphere to reeling once more.
  5. Walk It Off attempts "The Loon's" indie patchwork using fewer and larger pieces, causing less-than-stellar ideas and riffs to suddenly become load-bearing pillars for painfully linear three-minute pop songs.
  6. 50
    T’nT use gnarled-up keyboard sounds and mix tricks the way third-tier punk bands use screaming and feedback--to disguise the lack of something to say.
  7. They don’t always succeed on Walk It Off, in part because producer Dave Fridmann’s oversaturated-in-both-senses-of-the-word indie-psych sound does them no favors in their attempt to establish an identifiable TNT brand.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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