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  • Summary: The quintet from Jacksonville, Florida, releases its debut album produced by Bernard Butler.

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I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
You are the girl that I've been dreaming of Ever since I was a little girl You are the girl that I've been dreaming of Ever since I was a little... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Listen to your body tonight. They made themselves up, and they're strictly for real.
  2. 80
    Kissing goodbye to the obsolete racial and gender roles that pop, hip-hop, or indie rock still demand, Youngblood and pals throw a thrillingly subversive victory party to lift the country out of eight years of anguish.
  3. While they could tone down the synth on their next effort, this disc definitely lives up to the hype.
  4. Pay no attention to the hype--after all, it didn't do Vampire Weekend any harm--and sit back and listen to one of the most purely enjoyable albums of this year.
  5. With Brit-pop vet Bernard Butler behind the decks, these Floridians still toss out an impressive 10-song party grenade.
  6. Uncut
    60
    There's some interesting things going on here.... Sadly, Bernard Butler's production often feels thin and tinny, which isn't just sad, but avoidable, too. [Aug 2008, p.92]
  7. Black Kids are trying too hard, plain and simple.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Jul 26, 2021
    10
    i give a ten because the musics is so f_cking nice !!! One of the best songs i never listen in my entire life 10 10
  2. MandoA.
    Jul 31, 2008
    10
    Awesome record, one of the few I can listen to in it's entirety without ever skipping a track. The perfect summer pop album.
  3. JimmieA.
    Sep 5, 2008
    9
    To bad that no new songs appeared on this one, but there are so many great songs that you don't mind hearing them over and over again.
  4. JulianoW.
    Jul 23, 2008
    8
    people should make start NOW a backlash against pitchfork media
  5. JackieC.
    Jul 23, 2008
    7
    I think people expected more of this band than they had any reason to expect. It's a fun, superficial dance record and that's all I think people expected more of this band than they had any reason to expect. It's a fun, superficial dance record and that's all it aims to be. Expand
  6. GuyH
    Jul 23, 2008
    4
    Bit of a guilty pleasure this one! I'm rarely grabbed by a music video but I was by 'Hurricane Jane' from this debut and had Bit of a guilty pleasure this one! I'm rarely grabbed by a music video but I was by 'Hurricane Jane' from this debut and had to investigate. 'Teach Your Boyfriend' is another great single and to that short list I'd add 'Making Eyes'. Those 3 tracks ARE the album - great Cure meets Bloc Party meets disco pop songs. At a push 'Listen to Your Body' is a serviceable indie disco stomper. The rest ranges from uninspiring to truly awful (the last 2 songs are unlistenable). Just burn those 4 songs and have a warm bath to try and wash away the dirty feeling of listening to the rest! Expand
  7. FelipeP.
    Jul 22, 2008
    0
    Very boring and overrated.

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