Zammuto - Zammuto
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  • Summary: This is the debut solo album for Nick Zammuto of The Books.
  • Record Label: Temporary Residence
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Post-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 11, 2012
    81
    It is, itself, a joyful record, prickly and playful and sometimes downright bizarre, but never less than welcoming.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    81
    The album is a statement of self-sufficiency born of creative tensions, between man and woman, people and land, performance and recording. Within these dualities, Zammuto has created something whole.
  3. May 24, 2012
    80
    While nothing quite meets the precedent set by the first track, the album is a bracing adventure in texture.
  4. It's not that this material is any less challenging than anything that The Books did, it's just infinitely more memorable on a first listen.
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    70
    Go figure, the most enjoyable parts of the album are hard to separate from the most annoying.
  6. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    There's no pretentions, no concepts, just an exploration of music and Zammuto is starting to write the book of the future once again.
  7. Apr 5, 2012
    60
    There's a roving chaos to the disc, not completely divorced from the springy shifts of his other band, but definitely a different animal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 25, 2013
    9
    This is a very underrated album.its original,bizarre in a good way and at times damn catchy.much like the Books i guess.but a more consistent album than most of their offerings,bar the great Thought For Food.a harmonious collage of experimental,electronic and indie music.9! Expand
  2. May 26, 2012
    7
    The debut album from the Nick Zammuto -renowned from The Books - is a decent connection of electronic themes with indie rock background, where sometimes lead vocals parts prevail or curiously arranged add-ons. You should pay attention to the songs "Groan Man, Do not Cry" or "Zebra Butt". Although the initiol songs are a little bit extended on the lenght, but they show their potential after a while. Very experimental proposal. Expand