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  • Summary: The third album for the Canadian band was recorded in a barn and is the first with new member Matt Schulz.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. For Holy Fuck, Latin is a monumental step forward. By trimming back the choppy art-house disjointedness and quirky Casio tones, the band has successfully evolved their sound into something much more provocative, heavy duty, and rewarding.
  2. Still in place is their frenetic rushes of sonic trickery, but most notably the band have relaxed a little and even got a little funky.
  3. It won't be to everyone's tastes and it's clear with a name like theirs they won't be appearing on Fearne Cotton's playlist anytime soon, but there's an energy and vitality to Latin that's impossible to deny.
  4. Filter
    76
    While not as in-your-face or sinister as the last LPs, Latin packs a punch nevertheless. [Spring/Summer 2010, p.107]
  5. The Toronto-based collective goes all out on its third album, Latin, which features lead members Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh's spacey keyboards and effects supplemented by the powerful live drums and bass of their touring personnel.
  6. The Wire
    70
    There are signs of eclectism creeping in, but these are balanced by the group's tendency to consolidate its progression with a rearguard action of sheer brute force. [Jul 2010, p.56]
  7. The production leaves Latin a bit flat at times, and not every song is as memorable as a good pop-rock song needs to be. It's nice to see the group moving in a new direction, but for a band with such a confrontational name it's disappointing how little passion they inspire.

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  1. Nov 13, 2020
    8
    a fantastic album and very much a change from their previous work, i'm more of a fan of what came before this album but this is still a very,a fantastic album and very much a change from their previous work, i'm more of a fan of what came before this album but this is still a very, very good electronica album Expand