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  • Summary: This is the second album for the lo-fi indie-pop trio based in Montreal, Canada.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. The Unicorns manage to polish an array of pawn shop instruments into miniature masterpieces.
  2. Genuinely great pop music that's experimental, catchy, and, most of all, weird.
  3. The Unicorns’ Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? defines indie-pop, laden with hooks boasting a charmingly lo-fi sound devoid of pretensions and true to whatever whimsy their muse has stricken them with.
  4. A consistent, immediately catchy album that holds up after repeated listens.
  5. To be sure, there is an ironic smirk clinging to much of Who Will Cut Our Hair..., but there is also the subtle beatings of unpretentious sympathy and maverick potential.
  6. 70
    The schizophrenic tone changes recall the experimentation of Deerhoof, yet the overall sound is as natural as The Flaming Lips. [Jan 2005, p.132]
  7. I’m just astounded by how bad this album actually is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 11, 2011
    This album is beyond amazing. It's songs are great by themselves and have some awesome hooks. Every song is through-composed, which speaks for The Unicorns' compositional skills. As great as all the songs are by themselves, however, it only gets better. Upon listening to this album about 20 times, I realized that it's also carries a loose theme and tells the story of The Unicorns' acceptance of death. The early songs on the album speak of how great it is to be alive and the feats of the living, but after "I Was Born A Unicorn" it takes on a tone that praises death and an acceptance and almost embracing of the inevitable. Expand

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