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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the electronic rock quartet from Reading, England.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Despite relying on too many tricks from the Daft Punk playbook, they prove there's more up their sleeve than just vocoders.
  2. 70
    The synthetics have the heavy warp that most dance floors like to roick, even as they land somewhere between Meat Beat Manifesto, Gang of Four and Ghostalnd Observatory. [Spring 2008, p.100]
  3. That this debut tries for so much and almost achieves it all is to be applauded. However, in trying to run before they can walk, DIOYY have missed out on making the classic this could have been.
  4. Newcomer electro-rockers produce a hyperactive, ear-decimating album that screams with heavy synth and rhythms, but dies with a lack of inspiration and creativity.
  5. Behind that David Brent-derived tag, Reading quartet Does It Offend You Yeah? make music with trashy, unpretentious brio.
  6. A shame, really, since there are couple of songs here displaying a melodic facility far in excess of the record’s dumbed-down intent.
  7. So this record's creative and artistic value is pretty much nil--in fact it only just hits competent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. IsaacA.
    Apr 19, 2008
    10
    It may be brutally obvious, but it's brilliant - especially considering how wishy-washy the dance-rock crossover albums have been lately.
  2. FelipePa.
    Apr 17, 2008
    10
    Amazing electronic album!
  3. AlvaG.
    Apr 18, 2008
    8
    It's a good first album. Listen to it and make up your own mind. This is a perfect teen party album... it's got hooks, it's got trashy electro punk riffs.. and yes it's totally influenced by all previous bands, (of course it is!!!) ; it's made by commercial hipsters for commercial hipsters and that's what makes this rock. Don't be a music snob! Just have fun with it. Expand
  4. JayL
    Apr 21, 2008
    8
    There are few cds more fun to listen to. While not too experimental, it really wasn't supposed to be. All the best parts from bands like Daft Punk (particularly Robot Rock), compiled to a live band that would be a cd anyone should enjoy. Expand
  5. MortenFS
    Apr 28, 2008
    8
    I find it a rather enjoyable album. Good songs. Also doable for the adult audience - like me at 44. Try it out.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Apr 18, 2008
    5
    This album isn't all that bad, but it stays on a noise trail that gets very annoying. I also think these guys need to look at their production. This album is way too loud the whole way through. Expand
  7. AlexR
    Apr 20, 2008
    3
    There are a few decent tracks on here, but the annoying synth blasts and Daft Punk-esque repetition does nothing but piss me off. The electronic music scene is becoming tainted with artists who think they can just blast an electronic-guitar synth somewhere in a track and get acclaim. Music fans not familiar with recent electronic releases won't be as furious with this record as more experienced ones, that's to be expected. Oh, and that excerpt from the ever-so-horrible excuse for a magazine (aka Alternative Press) is one of the most ignorant things I've read this year. The Rapture sound nothing like this bit and their 2nd release (while not as amazing as Echoes) was acers better than this lot. Expand

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