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  • Summary: This second Maritime LP is the final one to feature former Dismemberment Plan bassist Eric Axelson, who left the group (which also includes former members of the Promise Ring) after its recording.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. The songs are mature but not boring; nicely layered but not overproduced; well executed but not sterile. [May 2006, p.164]
  2. Compared to Maritime's ragged debut, Glass Floor, the new record is a fountain of confidence, forgoing its predecessor's fussy arrangements for simple structures and big hooks.
  3. One of the biggest surprises of the year.
  4. While some tracks are absolutely reminiscent of these lads’ former bands... Maritime comes off most like Tahiti 80 or the Postal Service, crafting lofty, affable pop concerned with pristine beauty.
  5. The songwriting is strong enough and the arrangements appealing enough that We the Vehicles has a quiet pop charm all its own.
  6. We, the Vehicles is ultimately too redundant to graduate Maritime into a more mature audience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. Mu
    Sep 30, 2006
    10
    I dont care what the critics or reviewers say, this cd is awesome from start to finish, and everyone Ive played it for has absolutely loved it. It seems like every day I have a different song stuck in my head. Expand
  2. jonr
    Apr 20, 2006
    10
    Pop perfection: this is a brilliant album, and a massive improvement over "Glass Floor." Has to be one of the year's best.
  3. PaulC
    Apr 20, 2006
    10
    We, The Vehicles is the perfect follow-up to Glass Floor. This one actually rocks more like a DP rather than TPR album. The rhythm section is dead on. Its a shame that Eric is leaving the band. Expand
  4. AaronQ
    Apr 28, 2006
    9
    An almost perfect pop record! Definitely one that has potential to grow even more on me. Has the feel of early Promise Ring with instrumentation more like D-Plan's "Change," yet this release proves this band is much different. "Parade of Punk Rock T-Shirts" is by far the best song of the year thus far. Expand
  5. AlP
    May 25, 2006
    9
    This is a very catchy album. The best I've gotten in a few months. If you're thinking about it (obviously you are), go ahead and get it.
  6. Andy
    Apr 28, 2006
    9
    Wow, after the disappointment of their previous album, Glass Floor, this is quite a pleasant surprise. Easily the best Maritime work and quite possibly the best work by Davie VanBohlen since The Promise Ring's "Nothing Feels Good." Pick this up immediately. Expand
  7. JerryMcT
    Jun 2, 2006
    6
    this album is pleasantly quirky, but these guys just strike me as lightweights.

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