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  • Summary: The San Francisco band's debut on the Quarter Stick label.
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  1. Maybe it is a recycled sound, obvious in its allegiance to Y and the No Wave, but Mi Ami is compelling, nonetheless.
  2. 80
    Watersports sets itself up nicely for some critical acclaim, and its multi-genre versatility will make it easy for people of all musical tastes to find something to enjoy.
  3. It’s art school punk that you can dance to, which automatically makes Mi Ami more fun than most of their peers.
  4. The result is a wild and unpredictable album, Watersports, which navigates styles and time-periods like a patient veering in and out of consciousness.
  5. Best summed up as a deranged Mardi Gras (the cover art is perfect), it's a strange little album, and surprising that something so alienating and overwhelming could also be so utterly listenable.
  6. Their new project has much of the same visceral energy of their old gig, but Mi Ami present it in a much more harmonious, affirming manner.
  7. Unfortunately, such small moments of inspiration are only peppered throughout, and they're not enough to make up for an entire album of ramblings.

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  1. RobS
    Apr 7, 2009
    Tropical Black Eyes. Beautiful