We Are The Pipettes - The Pipettes
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  • Summary: The female Brighton, England trio (with backing music by The Cassettes) reinvents the 1960s girl group for a new century with this debut LP, which features the lead single "Pull Shapes."
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Three polka-dotted women with perfectly suited voices front The Pipettes, but it's the work of mastermind Monster Bobby and the rest of the backing band that elevates these 16 nuggets far beyond the disposable pop implied by the setup.
  2. While We Are the Pipettes often swells and soars... it doesn't come near the symphonic grandeur of the best of 60s girl pop. At its best, however, these pocket-sized songs still burst with verve and vitality, mixing heart-pumping melodies with carefree, almost conversational vocals.
  3. 82
    Not since Thee Headcoatees has English retro sounded so cute. [#25, p.92]
  4. Aside from the copious harmonies, what characterizes the Pipettes’ is a blend of rinky-dink instrumentation with an almost smug confidence in their concept, which allows them to carry it over without ever provoking the listener’s skepticism.
  5. We Are The Pipettes is possibly the only pure-pop record you need own this year.
  6. 70
    A disco-swept dreamland. [Aug 2006, p.83]
  7. The Pipettes are only fresh in the sense that they've appropriated Spector-influenced girl-pop for a new era.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23