Wet From Birth - The Faint
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  • Summary: Mike Mogis produced this fourth album for the dance-inducing Nebraska indie rockers. Azure Ray's Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor add vocals on several tracks.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. A near perfect record that will have The Rapture,!!!, and every other dance punk band looking over their collective shoulders.
  2. 84
    Where it seemed the individual songs on Danse Macabre filled out and stretched the seams of its pop confines, Wet From Birth proposes a more intricate and ambitious space. [#12, p.93]
  3. 80
    Grabs you from the opening seconds with a best-of-all-worlds combination of gritty, menacing music and witty, hilarious lyrics. [Nov 2004, p.99]
  4. The Faint is never less than snappy.
  5. They still sound best when playing fast and loud and are only hampered by the album's terrible title and some bizarre lyrics. [Oct 2004, p.123]
  6. Wet From Birth is generally strongest when the beats-per-minute run high... but a few of the slower tracks showcase The Faint's growing way with melody.
  7. It's a clever, chic and defiantly underground record, alright, but it's guilty of trying too hard when clearly it doesn't need to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7