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  • Summary: The multi-instrumental Denver four-piece fuse ambient world music with punk rock, pop and folk, continuing to push the genre envelope on their new album -- their first release in four years.
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  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Punk/New Wave, International, European Folk, Gypsy, South/Eastern European Traditions
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 17, 2011
    89
    Devotchka has harnessed a spectrum of emotions and attitudes in each of its albums, from nostalgia and longing to mischief. This has never been more true than with 100 Lovers, the indie-gypsy-mariachi-fusion quartet's sixth full-length.
  2. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    Both aspects of the album exemplify great music played by great musicians and should be anything but a disappointment.
  3. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2011
    80
    A joyfully inspired album from a band who give pomp a good name. [Apr 2011, p.78]
  4. Mar 2, 2011
    70
    The band crafts their songs (and albums) carefully, with almost narrative arcs and strong emotional pulls.
  5. Under The Radar
    Mar 9, 2011
    70
    Some of the album's instrumental tracks nod to the likelihood that Hollywood will come calling again soon, but 100 Lovers makes a case for DevotchKa's place being stage front rather than behind the curtain. [Feb 2011, p. 63]
  6. Feb 11, 2011
    60
    Gradually, he surfaces along with the band's worldly identity, but the sentiments behind the histrionic symphonics often remain obscured, and the band's desperation lacks focus.
  7. Mar 8, 2011
    40
    100 Lovers baffles with the breadth of its misfires; from sequencing to packaging design to instrumentation, this is a band taking bold steps in the wrong direction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    Gosh! This site attracts some hugely opinionated musical 'critics' who obviously have egos that far out-strip their banal and shallow musicalGosh! This site attracts some hugely opinionated musical 'critics' who obviously have egos that far out-strip their banal and shallow musical tastes. If the cap fits wear it ( Mojo et al). In my opinion, which is as weighty in this environment as any pretentious 'critic', is a piece of music beauty which will outlast the callow critiques of pretentious small fry like 'Really small tapes' Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    9
    A lot of the reviews are getting it wrong, this album really is, for those who know Devotchka, a more consistent "A Mad and FaithfullA lot of the reviews are getting it wrong, this album really is, for those who know Devotchka, a more consistent "A Mad and Faithfull Telling". Though their previous album possessed some of their most outstanding tracks, half the album I still find myself skipping over. I don't think there is anything as incredible as "How It Ends" or "The Clockwise Witness", this new album is good Devotchka throughout, particularly tracks 2,4,7,9, and 11. Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2011
    9
    I really like gypsy-fusion bands but Devotchka was always that sort of group I didn't get much. This album made me change my mind. It'sI really like gypsy-fusion bands but Devotchka was always that sort of group I didn't get much. This album made me change my mind. It's consistent. It starts at one point and keeps on building taking you through the journey and the concept conceived by the band. It's experimental, without sacrificing the integrity or essence of the group. In a time when instant gratification dominates the music scene, this is a characteristic much appreciated. Loved it. Expand