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  • Summary: The distinctive Liverpool indie/garage band is back with a follow-up to their well-received 2000 debut 'Internal Wrangler' (which was just released last fall in the U.S.). The positive press generated by these two releases led to the band signing a major-label deal with Universal, which re-released 'Walking With Thee' on August 6, 2002. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 100
    Just like the architects behind Kid A, they take all these creepy elements and make something totally excellent.
  2. This is an album of controlled kinetics and clockwork alignments, of bonding repetition and mindful invention; where words poke and play, bubble and pop, echo and disturbingly hang.
  3. Great albums are great from the very first note, and the first 10 seconds of Walking With Thee will stop you dead in your tracks.
  4. 80
    Clinic remember that Britpop is supposed to be fun. [Mar 2002, p.127]
  5. 'Walking With Thee' is a smoothed-over cacophony where the surreal meets the jovial and declares it an octagonal fish - deadly seriousness with a hint of smirk.
  6. A modern testament to what pop savvy, a good record collection and a frustrated libido can accomplish. [#34, p.68]
  7. There's something rather pinched and prescribed about this weirdness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. BobR
    Nov 11, 2007
    10
    Phucking brilliant.
  2. DavidC
    Jul 10, 2003
    10
    My observation: those already familiar with Clinic were somewhat dissapointed with this release, while those who discovered Clinic with Walking With Thee were enthralled. I got both at the same time and was blown away, and found this release every bit as hypnotically brilliant as Internal Wrangler. I strongly recommend both to any true music lover. Collapse
  3. JohnD.
    Jul 31, 2002
    8
    I first thought this was the side project of the art group known as The Clinic because they have mp3's on their site (www.theclinic.ontheweb.nu), but you can't download them. None the less, I found these guys to be very groovey Expand
  4. MichaelE.
    Aug 3, 2002
    8
    Good, but the last 5 songs don't live up to the first 6. But even they're okay. "The Equaliser" is awesome.
  5. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 17, 2004
    7
    It's simply "Internal Wranger" part two--a near-identical sequel with a bigger budget but less heart.

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