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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the Spokane, Washington, artist discovered by Peanut Butter Wolf.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    If you are looking for a good party in your...well, pants, then Pants' new album Welcome is the one for you.
  2. He makes his many sonic guises come to odd, bouncy life. All of which helps make Welcome the kind of album that sounds more whole after it's been put away for a while, then returned to circulation just to see what sticks in the memory.
  3. 60
    Though Welcome doesn't quite congeal into an artistic statement--it's more like a collection of promising demos--Pants flips his shopworn styles with more panache than the average bedroom producer.
  4. The result is impressive genre prowess--especially when he invites Austin unknown Deon Davis (a/k/a Element 7d) to contribute some post-rap boogie on 'Crystal Lite,' or rips off Wham’s 'Everything She Wants' on 'I Choose You'--but Pants might still be flexing prematurely.
  5. The problem with Welcome is that it suffers from a lack of variety. But, if you’re into the electro-dance scene, that might not bother you.
  6. Consistency isn't Pants' strong point, and the latter half of the CD falters with a spattering of sparse instrumentals that feel more like skeletal after-thoughts than fully developed creations. At the grandest moments, Pants accomplishes his mission of re-creating the dance-happy fun funk of Chromeo and Cameo, and the cardboard-spinning electro boogie of Arabian Prince and Egyptian Lover.
  7. Q Magazine
    Quirky and clever--even slightly sinister with in the murky darkness of Dragonslayer--rather than pioneering. [June 2008, p.146]

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