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  • Summary: The 12th album for Tom Jenkinson was recorded over seven months.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Still sounding like no other artist on the planet--whether because of talent or intent--Squarepusher succeeds again with a radical, challenging piece of music.
  2. Just a Souvenir reveals itself to be a solid record, up there with the best of Squarepusher's work--as any good performer knows, you always leave the audience wanting more.
  3. As the languid classical guitar that dots the album brings it to a close, it hits that this 44-minute opus is perhaps more inviting, and more melodic, than anything Jenkinson has done in a long time.
  4. Under The Radar
    Like any jam band, Squarepusher begins to outstay his welcome after the noisy bass and drum kit duke- out of “Planet Gear.” Thankfully, the idyllic guitars of 'The Glass Road’s' and 'Yes Sequitir’s' idyllic guitars and the retro-futuristic computer voice of 'The Coathangars’s' retro-futuristic computer voice keep these heavenly interstellar jams from sounding too analogous. [Year End 2008]
  5. The record is neither a failure, nor can I imagine is it a pisstake. No, this is Tom Jenkinson letting out his inner rock star, letting his guard down from the laptops a little bit more, and having sloppy fun.
  6. Q Magazine
    Exhuasting but rewarding too. [Dec 2008, p.135]
  7. Not up to par with his other albums, Tom Jenkinson's latest work is saved only by his name and not his art.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1